A small, quick project. I had this incredibly ugly plastic fireplace; I don't even remember where it came from.
It was hidden in the attic of a dollhouse that I have just given away, and I was going to throw the fireplace away, but then I thought maybe I could save it.
First, of course, I painted the frames gold and put in old-fashioned photographs, as well as a new clockface. Then I painted the fireplace, and to my surprise the paint on plastic created an interesting marble effect. I painted the back black, and added some "real" fire. Now I am glad I didn't throw it away.