The fireplace is the one feature in our home that I really don't like. I often look at Instagram with fireplace envy. When we moved in the fireplace was boarded up, we had hoped to be able to open it up but it was not to be and since then our chimney became damaged and so was removed so there is no chance of it happening now.
Our home was built just after the second world war and we are fortunate enough to still have a lot of the original features, the fireplace being one of them. However it does mean that it is a rather unusual shape so it makes it rather difficult to style it quite how I'd like to be able to.
After spotting the idea on Pinterest I knew I had to give this little DIY makeover a go and I'm so pleased I did because I love how it looks.We had a plum tree in our garden that needed cutting down so I used one of the branches. Cutting it into slices (by hand) quite a long process but worth the hard work I put in.
I've used a thick black cardboard as the backing, although I do think a thin wood would probably be better, I may have to stick it onto something like this in the near future, just to give it that bit of extra support to hold it all up as the weight of the logs is fairly heavy. The bits of wood / logs I have stuck on using superglue, so far this seems to have been sufficient enough.
From there I have literally just propped it up in front of the board to the opening of the fireplace and there you have it, my fireplace makeover. I'm really happy with it and think that it really makes quite a difference to the overall appearance to it. It somehow makes it feel that bit more homely and cosy. Much better than a piece of cream painted board that's for sure. Now I can't wait to start styling it for autumn.
~ Gem x