"Merry Christmas" fireplace decoration.
I'm not sure where it stemmed from, but I seem to have a bit of an obsession with houses and winter. There is just something so wintery, festive, and inviting about these rustic, minimalistic, houses that I love to create.
I think a part of me is really drawn towards these projects because they really help me to de-stash my scrap wood pile. I love to take left over wood pieces and turn them into something special. A lot of work, attention to detail, and hours of brainstorming, "trying this", "changing that", goes into making just one of these pieces but, I thoroughly enjoy every single minute. Some people call me crazy... I call it decompression, relaxation, meditation.
This decorative piece features a row of houses, all cut from wood pieces, painted in varying opacities of white. Each house has a different roof; natural tree bark, natural pine cones, or birch paper. Windows and doors are cut from tea-stained paper. The "merry christmas" writing has been bent from wire by hand, and is securely attached to the solid wood background. Natural tree branches and decorative stars frame in the whole scene.
Other details include dry brushed solid wood, reclaimed pallet background, white dry-brushed rooftops, and silver sparkles throughout to add glitz and shine.
The entire piece measures 52" wide and 19" tall, which is an ideal size for displaying on or above a fireplace mantel. It can also be hung on a wall, placed on a buffet, or used to decorate any space where a decoration of larger scale is needed.