It is well known by everyone that the fireplace is where Santa Claus enters the houses and where we hang stockings. But, oh no! Our blogger Cristina doesn’t have one (and we are sure she’s not alone!) That’s why she thought it would be a fun project to build one just for Christmas, to make sure that the gifts will arrive. Here’s how she got on…
- Pintyplus Chalk Finish Paint Spray
- Wax Pintyplus Chalk Finish Paint
- Cardboard boxes
- Masking tape
- Tape to join the boxes
Step by step: how to make a Christmas fireplace with Pintyplus
1º.- Building the structure with cardboard boxes
To begin we need to use cardboard boxes to form the structure. We have a variety of sizes including some small Pintyplus ones of course!
2º.- Stick the boxes with glue
Once we have assembled the structure with the boxes, we will glue them together making sure the structure is stable.
3º.- The bricks
When we have the structure assembled and glued, we will go on to form the bricks. With the level, we mark the measurements with a pencil and then, with masking tape, we mark out the bricks.
Apply the broken white chalk paint all over the surface, one coat is enough
Now, carefully, and in the area of ??the bricks, apply spray wax irregularly. This will make the areas where there is wax distress easily when we sand, so we can create effect of old bricks.
6º.- Stone colour chalk paint for joints
Next, we remove the masking tape and apply the Chalk stone to the joints. Even if we go outside the area we want to paint nothing will happen: remember that we have applied wax and we will have to sand it to get the aged effect.
7º.- Sand with fine grain sandpaper
When the paint is dry, we only need to sand the entire surface with care using a fine grain sandpaper. You will only have to wait a short time because the Chalk dries very fast.
And there we have it! We have built a Christmas fireplace with Pintyplus. If you are preparing things for this Christmas with Pintyplus products, please share them on social media using the hashtag #pintypluser