I got this ugly fireplace from a lot I won on ebay. It was one of those "I just want that one thing in that sea of crap" kind of bids. True, that "one thing" was actually three things but the bonus was this ugly fireplace and an even fuglier coat stand. The coat stand is long gone to charity but I kept the fireplace. The intention was to paint it a bright color like fuchsia, yellow or turquoise, but you can see that I never got around to it. So, here it is in all its ugly glory to give this scene the feel of an old home in which the owner is not so old-fashioned.
I'm currently on the hunt for some traditional dollhouse or older period style furniture to paint with bold modern colors or turn into...wait for it..."swans". I think it will be fun to experiment more with scenes that blend reborn traditional pieces in a modern setting. Since I am severely craft challenged, it should be interesting to see what disasters I create.
The Goods: Swan chairs are Reac Japan; leather-wrapped bar is modified PRD bench; Ugly fireplace is Town Square Miniatures; sofa is ebay find; pillow is Minimodernistas; mirror and leather rug are PRD; leaning bookcase is Peter Tucker; cork coffee table is a stopper from a Target porcelain set; all accessories are DCWV, Playmobil, Lemax, Bozart Toys, Reutter Porcelain, ReMent, and common ebay and hobby store finds.