Living in South Texas, we only use our fireplace about 1 week out of the year (just kidding!!)! However, we do use it rather sparingly!! I’d say all total days used equals about a month, so it basically just sits there for 11 months as an unused, ugly piece of prime real estate in my living room just waiting for a decor lift! So, every year around this time, I clean out the lovely “pit”…
…and throw down a lovely piece of remnant fabric that is black with a goldish/silver shimmer to it on the base of the “pit” to cover up all the “UGLY”!!!
Then I add a mirror to the back (again to hide the ugly, plus it reflects back in the room for my lamp to bounce off of! Yes, I did say LAMP!).
Doesn’t everyone put a lamp in their fireplace??? Well, I do! Otherwise, my “pit” is dark and difficult to see. By illuminating it, everything shows even when the glass doors are closed! So, a small lamp is added, chord disguised and covered up (cause NO ONE likes ugly chords)!
Then I just add whatever feels right at the time! The large gold mercury glass globe has an automatic timer candle in it that illuminates at night and sets off a nice glow along with the lamp!
So, what do you think? Do you decorate your “pit”? If so, how?
Have a great week!
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