Wednesday, August 4, 2010


When we moved into our home the mantel around the fireplace was oak and had to go, we had to come up with something else. I had always wanted a copper hood fireplace but copper hoods are very expensive so I designed a faux copper hood. Daughter Jorjann's father-in-law is quite a woodworking expert, he decided to use luan (a thin sheet of mahogany) to cover the wooden frame. We used copper leaf squares with a raw umber glaze over it to look old and aged. Large upholstery tacks were used to simulate rivets The old tiles, under the hood, are from a 17th century chateau we brought back from France.


Brynwood Needleworks said...

What an ingenious way to create the look you wanted! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing the secret.

Vonda said...

thank you for the nice message..I love doing interiors and helping my students design. Vonda