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Scareview
08-03-2009, 08:12 PM
This was my first attempt at anything like this. I've still got a few things to add and maybe a few changes to make. The entire room will be made up of brick walls with some vines climbing the walls and ceiling. Anyway, just wanted to see what you think?

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h80/Scareview/th_fireplace2.jpg (http://s61.photobucket.com/albums/h80/Scareview/?action=view&current=fireplace2.jpg)
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h80/Scareview/th_fireplace.jpg (http://s61.photobucket.com/albums/h80/Scareview/?action=view&current=fireplace.jpg)

Matt Marich
08-03-2009, 08:15 PM
Looks great, you might try making the mantle thicker,it gives mass and substance to the base!

Good Yob...,


Matt

Scareview
08-03-2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks man! Thats the kind of suggestions and input I'm looking for!

freak 'n' stein
08-03-2009, 08:57 PM
Your fireplace looks awesome. They seem to be a theme this year. Haha

I slaved away last week on our fireplace for our Dracula room. The fireplace was a last minute addition, but now that it's done it's amazing. The fireplace is built of wood and painted all black with a dry brush of red over the top. (looks brown...using real brown would've been too dark on black). The pics I have are just the construction pics. You can even see where I mapped out with tape the approx size of a portrait we want. Haven't had a chance to take FINAL pics, but just trust, the room is amazing. We have an oversized picture frame over the mantle, and a lot more detail work. The stone wall is all made of Styrofoam that has been carved and painted to look like real stone.

Haunts of Richmond
08-03-2009, 08:58 PM
Awesome job. We created a foam fireplace last year, but I love the detail you have. Definitely gives us ideas for improving the design. Thanks!


Here's a picture with our camp counselor in front of our fireplace:
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/4647/n2756704593914920256404.jpg


- Ryan

Scareview
08-03-2009, 09:21 PM
For the mantle I ended up using the top of a head board from an old water bed. I believe I'm going to replace the picture with an old razorback boar mount instead. It just so happened that this ended up being the perfect spot under the stair case to build this, otherwise it would have been enclosed dead space. There was enough room to give depth for the fire pit portion.

Allen H
08-03-2009, 09:24 PM
Nice work all,
Scareview I love your fireplace, the colors you chose really give it a feeling of weight. I do think a thicker mantle would be good, and you might consider making it look like wood in order to warm up the set. But the cold stone looks good to so maybe you dont want to do that after all. I hope you are addicted to foam after this, used right its an awesome tool in the tool box.
Allen H

Scareview
08-03-2009, 09:32 PM
Nice work all,
Scareview I love your fireplace, the colors you chose really give it a feeling of weight. I do think a thicker mantle would be good, and you might consider making it look like wood in order to warm up the set. But the cold stone looks good to so maybe you dont want to do that after all. I hope you are addicted to foam after this, used right its an awesome tool in the tool box.
Allen H

Awe man, no doubt I am addicted to this stuff! It has given me alot more ideas since I started this project, just alot of work involved. By far worth it in the end though I think!