Not only is Cassie a multi-talented blogger, but she owns the most adorable vintage decor shop and is a DIY furniture maven. This girl can ROCK a furniture refinish like nobody’s business.
OK, when I saw Cassie’s “fix”, I tilted my head to the side and thought, “Huh…That is ridiculously simple and brilliant. Why aren’t more people doing this?!?”
CASSIE’S “QUICK FIX”: Hide an Unused Fireplace with Large Scale Art.
Hi everyone! Spring can’t come soon enough, although I admit we’ve really gotten a lot of pleasure and use out of our fireplace this year. Each winter, we keep the hearth ready at all times for a fire, with firewood nearby, and the doors ready to open and light it up!
(The image above was taken when I had the mantel ready for Valentine’s Day.)
However, most months of the year, we don’t need a fire to keep us warm, and I don’t like looking at our glass and brass doors constantly. As you can see we have a TV above our mantel, so I take this opportunity to cover the fireplace doors. I use a large piece of statement art to bring personality to the space and cover up the unneeded fireplace.
I happen to have a large “Antiques” sign I found at an auction years ago. A large piece of art or even layering a few interesting pieces of cohesive art could work.
You can still slightly see the brass frame of the doors, but I love imperfection and that doesn’t bother me at all. Instead the eye is drawn to the large piece taking center stage.
This decor “quick fix” took me all of less than 30 seconds… The trick would be finding the right piece for your space and personality. I keep this one up during all “off” fireplace seasons, but it would be fun to change it up based on the style of your space and mood you want to create.
CASSIE’S FURNITURE DIY’S
Thanks so much, Cassie! As I mentioned earlier, Cassie is schooled in the art of rescuing and refinishing furniture. Her two-toned midcentury desk is on of my favorites. She literally found it on the side of the road for free and turned it into this…
Also be sure to check out her master bedroom. It’s moody and warm, and I’m in love the navy paint job.
PAST “QUICK FIX” FEATURES
Little Black Door: Lampshade Covers
The Makerista: Using Greenery in Styling
Thanks, Cassie! Next week, Karianna of Thistlewood Farms will be stoping by. Be sure to head back Thursday for her tip.