FIRE BE GONE....and replaced with something far more sexy!
Massive brick fire place... can you think of anything more unappealing?!? I tried painting it, I tried decorating it, I even put things in front of it to hide it. Truth was, it was big and ugly. So... I replaced it. First came the sledgehammer. It was totally fun but not practical. So meticulously I took out each brick!
Once that was done, I got my builder in to help think of ideas. Not wanting to loose the fireplace but wanting it to be a little more attractive in appearance, he came up with the pillar idea. Two 2x2 pieces of wood as a faux structure. I gave the fireplace a grand but far less imposing feel.
The walls are limestone and crumble when touched so having the builder do the work was a far better outcome than I would have achieved.
A splash of paint and an electric fireplace (we don't have gas) and we have a mountains chateau feel during winter!
TAKE A LOOK FOR YOURSELF...