Fireplace cover   2 comments

The fireplaces in our house are not usable (chimneys are sealed).  The one in the dining area is particularly large and we decided to use it for storage but needed a way to cover it.

step 1 raw materials

First, we gathered our materials: a saw, tape measure, some lumber, a painting canvas slightly larger than the 1.2 m X 0.9 m opening, four pints of Fosters lager, and a roll of wallpaper.

step 2 braces mounted

The canvas has to stand free so some braces were fashioned and screwed into place.

step 3 mount wallpaper

Not beautiful, but functional…and better than I hoped.

step 4 cover fireplace

Posted 2013/06/02 by Drunken Bunny in house

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  1. Interesting. I have a large fireplace in my house in Gorse Hill in what’s now the living room, but when the house was originally built would have been the kitchen. The previous owners put a large wooden mantel around it but it still leaves a gapping black ugly hole.
    My solution was to find some small “nickel” cloak hooks from B&Q and fit them either side on the wooden sides of the mantel, then use a black metal adjustable curtain rail from Wilkinson and a short brown curtain that had been purchased from the reduced rail from Paul Simon on Greenbridge trading estate.

    • That’s good, too. Looking for some screening material (as it is called in the States but around here it appears to be referred to as wire cloth) for a slightly different cover of the living room ex-fireplace. Jackie wants to do some metal work to look like plants and mount on this, while I figure I could put stereo equipment behing this which could still pick up the IR remote control signals.

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