Robert
Robert
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Asked on Oct 8, 2017

Need some DIY help

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Looking for some décor/DIY advise on what we should do with our recently painted fireplace. We're planning on building a faux reclaimed wooden mantle to slip over the existing concrete slab and eventually put in a gas insert. But, besides that we're looking for any ideas that anyone else has to offer.
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  • Rmf24412612
    on Oct 8, 2017

    How about add a clock so you won't miss the time.
    • Robert
      on Oct 8, 2017

      Yeah, this was one thought that we had in mind - an oversized clock right in the center. I don't know if the top cement slab (since it's off center) will make things look slightly off.
  • Mitchell thompson
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Why don't you paint the frame around the vertical shelf and the half circle of the fireplace to match with your favorite color ?
  • Michael
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Makes me think of a castle when I look at that wall. A family crest or a set of crossed swords would look great there!
    • Robert
      on Oct 8, 2017

      Ha, yeah I'm not sure my wife will go with that idea. We've got a little one, so swords might not be a good idea right now.
  • Fiddledd224
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Everything is horizontal. You need to bring in something vertical to add interest. How about placing a tall plant on the hearth or a set of tall candlesticks? Something to break up all of the "boring" flat stuff.
    • Robert
      on Oct 8, 2017

      We normally put out tall candlesticks on the right side of the hearth (when the Halloween decorations are not out), but like your idea of putting a tall plant on hearth.
  • Kauai Breeze
    on Oct 8, 2017

    I agree a large round clock would draw attention of the off center shelves. I would put something like a metal branch or tree wall hanging, or something without a geometric shape. Painting the trim around the fireplace black would make it look larger.
  • Ces9631366
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I love mirrors - tall and verticle sitting on mantel just left of center.
  • Dalila Oliva
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Or maybe if you guys have a passion like we love glass ,rocks ,and music. So we have a large Jade ship, mosaic glass plates,and cry
  • Dalila Oliva
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Or maybe if you guys have a passion like we love glass ,rocks ,and music. So we have a large Jade ship, mosaic glass plates,and crystal found rocks. With a harmo ica just laid there.
  • Barb
    on Oct 9, 2017

    I personally would add a spectator mirror with candle sticks on the mantle and lanterns at the base of the fireplace and then on the right side ledge add a vase with sticks. I have some photo to help with this visual 🍁🎃. The arch mirror back built in, I would find 3 tall items and spray them a mercury.
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