I need them. Specifically, I want ideas about how to cover up or re-purpose the fireplace in the upcoming new apartment. If you’re in Austin, you know EXACTLY what kind of fireplace I’m talking about. No mantel, no hearth, just a flat, in-the-wall fireplace with those orange tiles around it. This is Texas, I don’t need a stupid fireplace. And that is valuable wall space.
So, I definitely want to get a chimney pillow up in there. One, to stop any drafts and my precious heat/air conditioning from escaping and two, to keep any drips or weirdness from coming down.
But then what? Do I shove a small bookcase inside? Put a bookcase in front? Here’s my thing: I have NO problem putting something in front of it, like a table, but I absolutely do NOT want to be able to see the fireplace through some other piece of furniture. I think that just might drive me crazy. Should I paint a piece of board and stick it in front? Big dramatic curtains? Oh wait, no curtains. I want my giant mirror above the fireplace. With my gorgeous henna sconces that my mother covets. (She’s NEVER getting them, by the way. Unless both C and I meet an untimely end. In which case, I will still probably haunt my mother just to be able to look at my sconces. I like them that much.)
So send me ideas, please. My brain is too tired to be inventive.