Here’s how Apt fireplace take IV came about.  So first my sista’s & now my friend J all decided they wanted APT FIREPLACES here’s how J told me…
J.CostaNovember 20, 2012 10:48 AM

DONT BE MAD AT ME BUT …. i think i want a mobile fire place TOOO


Yep she commented on the blog lol gotta love her

Here’s a look back at the first 2  (cause # 3 ain’t ready yet)…

I started mine here & added here, here & here… its a work in progress folks…

My sister & I thrifted this little tray here & I revamped it for her Apt Fireplace II here.

and now for my friends E&J version’s (Ja ha ha… no not the liquor)…
Here’s the tray we picked up while doing a little thrifting

For E &J  I really really like the blue on the inside as they have in there new apt a silver/blue rug that I think this fireplace will complement.  J wanted it silver on the inside but I convinced her to give the blue a try if it doesn’t work out. The tray will be back for another remake. lol

So she asked if I could get the outside black and after a few attempts & failures I got it black with some primer & oil based Black…


IMG_7918It’s BLACK!
And then we thrifted these two little candle stands…
J requested they go silver…IMG_7318
and after just a little Rub n Buff Viola….

As soon as I brought it over to there place they both started playing with the layout…

After a few tries the tray came together very nicely don’t you think??


Apt Fireplace IV



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7 Responses

  1. What a cute idea! I’m getting ready to paint some candlesticks and I didn’t know about Rub and Buff. Thanks for the tip.

  2. J.Costa says:

    Love my fireplace ! thanks again AROD

  3. I love how pretty it turned out and very romantic. What a great idea to make the apartment cozy!

    I hope you’re having a great week and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you so much for linking up to last week’s Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I’m following you.

    If you have time, we’d love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven’t already! (Thank you so very much if you’ve already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!)

    Come and link up and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  4. Karen says:

    Ahhh… i can’t take the adorableness! Seriously, I’m so glad I found this blog on the blog hop…. What wonderful inspiration!!
    Hoping you’ll stop by and say hi sometime…. http://www.wanderlust-wishlist.blogspot.com/

  5. April Me says:

    Hi! I’m your newest follower. Please stop by and say hi when you have a chance. I’m also hosting a blog hop – if you would like to join us 🙂 Hope you’re having an awesome week.

    April from:
    A Mommy’s Blog Design http://amblogdesign.com

  6. Thanks for linking up at A Humble Creation! These are such a fun idea! And I love that you are now getting requests from friends in your comments. You should probably start a business.

  7. Oh, I forgot to tell you I’ve got a project I’m working on that you inspired me to do…involving a tray makeover! Can’t wait to finish it and post it. Thanks for the great idea!