Here it is in all its brass-er-ific glory. While I wish they didn't even put in the gas insert, as it hides the lovely arched detail, I must admit that it's awfully convenient to flick a switch for insta-fire. So the insert will stay. But on one condition: The brass has gotta go!!! It would be nice
to eventually get a custom insert that fits exactly with the arch.
We know it, we hate it, gotta get rid of it....brass.
Out comes the heat resistant black spray paint.
Up goes the tape and newspaper.
It's looking better already!
Let's say it together now: Much Better!!!
I had a vision of a rustic large basket filled with wood. I mentioned it to my mom who said she had the perfect basket which she found at a thrift store. It is just what I had in mind! I love the wooden base.
I placed my candlesticks and topiaries here, and found this lovely clock a few weeks ago. I don't normally go for the symetrical look, but this is workin' for me...I love it!
Although I spent the time to de-brassify my insert, I still didn't really love the look of it, so I placed this pretty screen in front. It was still worth going to the trouble of painting the trim black as the brass still would shine through the glass on the screen. I added a few more candle sticks and decorative touches, and I am happy to say that my fireplace is finally done. I love it! My family room still has some changes to go through. I am finally ready to get rid of my cheap lamps, and I am tiring of my sofa material. More on that soon!