Saturday, July 11, 2009

Room Design: Fireplace Redo (Low Budget Low Time)

I gave up on finding the perfect fireplace screen (clean-lined, silver toned and affordable) a couple years ago and have had a black hole (literally) ever since. Well a couple nights ago at a friends barbecue I saw the answer--a recently felled aspen tree. He had no real plans for the logs so he let me take an armful. After a bit of sawing to clean up the edges, I have the perfect way to fill the space. Finished looking but not too attention getting. I love the color of this bark--it's perfect with the upholstery and rug in the room.

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