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I have seen this on may blogs over the past few months and fell in love with the idea. My Favorite by far, but I did have some reservations. You know when you put up a new fence and the wood is fresh and golden and then a few months later, after it has been in the weather, it turns that yucky grey color? Will this fresh looking wood that you stack in fireplace-will it turn grey and ugly? Or will it stay fresh and beautiful because it is not out in the elements?
I saw this idea at Modern Cottage. "But a fireback is basically a slab of cast iron (or steel) that sits at the back of your fireplace and acts as a heat radiator. It can make your fireplace up to 50% more efficient." Not really as decorative but still its better than a empty space and it serves two purposes. But this led me to something else....
Fireplace Facings are decorative pieces of tin that are mounted to the face of the fireplace. I like this idea because it closes off the massive hole. Oh, and I love the paisleys!!!
Or you could always go with the ole standby- the white birch logs. Did you know you can buy a box of logs for 19.95?
Or the incredibly predictable fireplace candelabra! Ugh, that's exactly what I have in there now...just the candles not the "abra".
The comments section over at Apartment Therapy didn't offer really any other great ideas...so what do you think?