Do you have an empty wall that needs some more power? Try a nicely decorated fireplace! The wall gets immediately more depth, and it is super easy to build one yourself! A finish with Pure & Original Marrakech Walls for a nice touch and your interior make-over is done.
Materials for the mantle
Nails and a hammer
Step by step
Cut the wood to the right size. This is what you need: one plate for the front, sawn to the right hight of the inlet of the mantle; five identical pieces, from what four for the sides, and one which you cut in two parts for the horizontal pieces.
If you like, you can draw a line between the cutting slides and drill a hole in the corners.
Saw with a jigsaw over the line, starting from the hole in the corner, and ending in the other corner. Now you have the right shape for the front.
Add wood glue to the edges of the two outer, upright sides.
Place the glued sides in the right position on the floor so you can easily drop the front to it. Nail it firmly.
Saw a piece, the size of the thickness of the wood, of the two inner sides (18mm in this case).
Apply wood glue to the sides of the two inner sides and nail them to the front. Be aware: you will have some spare space on the top.
To create a top plate, first, measure the width of the mantle. Take the last piece of wood and saw it to this length. Because of the two shortened pieces, this piece must fall into the mantle. Now, measure the inner width of the two inner plates. Saw the last wooden piece in this length. See if it fits between the two inner legs.
Glue and nail the two horizontal pieces.
If you want to place the mantle on a wall with plinths, you draw the contour of the plinth onto the two outer lines and saw the line with a jigsaw.
Materials for the Marrakech Walls
Pure & Original Super Cleaner
Roller or brush
Sandpaper 400 or higher
Pure & Original spatula
Pure & Original WallPrim
Pure & Original Marrakech Walls
Pure & Original Lime Soap
Step by step
First, prepare your surface. This creates the best results. Make sure the surface is smooth evenly. You can work out any unevenness with sandpaper and fill in gaps with filler. Prepare repaired places locally, by applying one layer of Pure & Original WallPrim on the spots. Before you start working with Marrakech Walls, make sure your surface is dust and grease free.
Apply one layer of Pure & Original WallPrim to the surface. Let dry.
Apply the Marrakech Walls paint in a royal layer with a roller or brush. It is important not to use too little paint. This will make it harder to create a nice effect with the spatula. You do not have to paint the entire wall at ones. You can also work in shifts. Paint, spatula, paint, spatula etc.
Let the paint dry for a few minutes. It must still be wet. Take the spatula and edit the paint. Let dry for a day.
Sand unevenness. This will soften the nuances. When you want to apply a second layer with Marrakech Walls, it is important that the first layer is a nice flat surface.
If you want, you can apply a second layer with Marrakech Walls.
Repeat step 2 and 3 and let dry.
To protect the surface against dirt and moisture, you can apply Lime Soap. This will also deepens the colour. Be aware: wait for 14 days untill you apply the Lime Soap.
Realisation: Pure & Original
Photography: Dorien Ceulemans