Happy Thursday! It’s time for another decor “Quick Fix”, and this week our guest is Cassie of Primitive & Proper.
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.
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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.
Claire Brody says
So genius, Cassie!! Love that mcm desk too!
I seriously love it so much. #mcmcrush
I need to use this fix on my fireplace! I love Cassie’s style and blog!
Agreed, Brynne! After I saw her tip, I was digging my “decor closet” (AKA: the attic) trying to find a piece large enough for my fireplace.
aaaw, thank you SO much for having me and for all your kind words!!!! you are the best!
Thanks for sharing with us, Cassie! (PS-I’m still jealous of that desk, and if you ever decide it needs a new home you know where to send it. The shipping from Maryland to Missouri won’t be too bad, right??)
Corinna - For My Love Of says
I love this tip! I will definitely remember this for my future home (I’m certain it will have multiple fireplaces!)
A fireplace in every room:) Thanks for popping by, Corinna!
Love this quick fix!! So smart. I also like to fill my fireplace with candles in the spring and summer season. Totally love Cassie. Shes definitely amazing at furniture revamps. So so good. Loving this series.
Yep, candles are a fireplace goodie:) Can’t wait for your feature!
Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says
Beautiful idea, Cassie. I think I’ll have to try this out in front of mine too.
So smart! I adore Cassie! That hanging art in her bedroom is just perfection!
I’m with ya’ on all accounts, Amber! Thanks for popping by.
what a great idea!! I love the contrast of the white against the dark fireplace. I am going to try to make something like this for around my pellet stove…So much better than the Boston fern I have been trying to hide it with:) Thanks so much of sharing!
Happy hunting, Tara! (Poor old fern…he just needs to find another habitat, huh?) Thanks for popping by:)
Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door says
Cassie is the best!