I bought this fireplace cover years ago at a local flea market in Tennessee. I didn’t have a fireplace, but I did not let that stop me. Details. Details. I enjoy metal work and this was interesting to me. I took it home and actually hung it on the wall, with some of my other architectural style salvage. I was going for a kind of industrial, eclectic, shabby chic decor. I am all about repurposing objects. My husband does not understand this at all. So…..I did not hang it up when we moved to our new house. My poor fireplace cover has been setting forlornly in the corner. All alone.
I think he needs to be repurposed (my fireplace cover, not my husband). I tend to call my flea market items “he” or “she”. I don’t know why. I’m just weird that way. (chunky metal objects, things with rough edges are definitely “he”, and pastel colors and vintage floral prints are unmistakeable “she”. Understand?)
I have been looking at the cover….and plotting…..er…. I mean thinking. I’m considering painting it a lighter, brighter color. I could use it as a memo board or a place to tuck pictures. It would make a great headboard for a twin bed. (which I currently do not have) It is metal, so it has weight…but, is not terribly heavy. The two side pieces bend back, so it can set up independently….or it can lay flat.
Do any of my crafty readers have ideas?
- Ace at the Market (weddingbee.com)
- A Little Something I Found at the Flea Market (cottonmouthcreek.wordpress.com)
- Break Free of the Wall: Sofas on the Diagonal (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Furniture Up Against the Fireplace (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Saratoga Architecture: 19 Marion Place (timesunion.com)
- Creative Storage: Books in the Fireplace (apartmenttherapy.com)