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March 16, 2012

Mosaic Footboard Atop a Faux Fireplace

Wouldn't you have loved to have seen the whole bed
if the footboard is this grand?
Unfortunately, the only piece I found was the footboard
and it was missing it's center piece as well.
Still, I fell in love with it and drug it home....it weighs a ton.
I cut the center medallion out of 1/4" plywood after tracing a pattern I thought would work.

After a few adjustments, it was ready to mosaic with antique broken china.
I attached the finished piece with mending plates on the back of the bed itself.

My vision for the piece, after attaching a wooden shelf to the bottom
mattress bracket, is a mantle of sorts.
Can't you just see this over a plain brick fireplace with
two white columns down from the shelf to the hearth....
It would give it definite presence.
Even above a bed as a shelf,
Whatever you wanted.

I chose to pair it with a faux fireplace that my husband and I
converted from an old chest of drawers.
We simply removed the drawers, built a "firebox" for the faux logs
and I painted it out adding roses and gold leaf.
I keep a flickering electric light behind the logs which simulates fire.
It all displays beautifully together.

It took several tries before I was able to actually retrofit the center piece,
but I eventually got it.

The roses and pink and white stripes add fun to the piece
which matches the whimsey of the mosaic topper.

On a completely unrelated topic,
I just had to share my view from the back door of my Shoppe.
I have waited four years for the wisteria to finally cover the gazebo
and it was so worth it.
Absolute decadence.

Thank you for stopping by today,
You know I love it when you come.

I am also joining Beverly's Pink Saturday
and also the final day of
scouting for talent for an upcoming issue of
Cottages and Bungalows.

Check it out....you might want to enter!


  1. Hi Jana,
    Oh my but this is a really lovely piece. Again, I'm amazed that you were able to fit the mosaic back in place and make it look so good.
    It is a stunning piece and someone is going to want to take it home.
    Wish I could grow wisteria. I planted some once and in all of the ten years I lived there it never once bloomed. Yours looks lovely on the gazebo.


  2. That is a very pretty piece ! I love the mosaic work !

  3. What you have done is absolutely breathtaking. I have never seen anything like this. So very pretty.

  4. OMGOODNESS, Jana! I have never seen anything like that bed with your artwork anywhere. What a gorgeous, gorgeous piece. You should be proud of yoruself...and the rest of your post is pure eye candy, too. Blessings- xo Diana

  5. The gazebo looks magical, I have to say. And I'd love to know more about your fake fireplace, as I'm trying to rig one up for hubby's Steampunk study. Any tips?

  6. This is the first time I have seen anything like this and it's beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!


  7. simply stunning! I just mosaics you did a fabulous job!!!

  8. Hi Jana, what an amazing piece you have created! I can't believe how well you repurpose all these fabulous things. Happy Pink St. Patrick's Day Saturday. ~Marti

  9. WOW jana, simply awesome!
    Happy SPD and Pink Saturday!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  10. Jana, it's gorgeous!!! I love it, and I wouldn't mind having it grace my bed, or mantel. Just beautiful.


  11. Jana, I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog. Hugs and wishes for a beautiful day. P.S. I hope you will stop by and say hello and enter the latest giveaway too.

  12. Wow that foot board is just scrumptious! I'd never get tired of looking at that. Thanks for sharing all the pretty pictures!
    Take care,


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