Saturday, April 18, 2009

NOW YOU SEE IT. NOW YOU DON'T!!!

It feels good to back!! I had a bout with food poisoning/intestinal flu??? It wasn't pretty...but lets just say I got a nice jump start to any spring diet plans I had! Hee Hee.

I thought I'd do a little post about my fireplace. This was a dark brown and black brick before I took the paint brush to it. The mantle was oak. I love it now that it's fresh and pretty, but the black and brass doors have always been distracting to my eye!!

I have been brainstorming on how I might hide it in the warmer months when it's not in use. I thought if I ran across some old shutters I could screen it that way. Well, Luck hasn't been on my side in the shutter hunting department. Then it hit me. I have all this old fabric lying around...why not hang a curtain of sorts?!? So, this is what I came up with. I just draped it over a tension rod and VOILA!!! It's not my favorite fabric. I will eventually replace it with a more appealing toile or something a bit lighter for summer, but I'm just so happy I finally solved this decorators dilemma!!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!! I'm enjoying 70's and sun!! Yipeeee!

18 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

That is a fantastically creative idea. It looks like a surprise could be waiting behind the magic curtain. I love it. Good job.

Tracey said...

Thats one of the best ideas you have given me! Thanks....
Love Tracey x x x

Dawn said...

I love that idea! What a fabulous solution! I so wish I had a fireplace!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Mandy said...

That is a fab idea. It looks great

Sheryl said...

Jen, what a great idea! We, too, have that shiny brass on our fireplace. I do have access to old shutters so now you've given me something else to think about!

Susie said...

Jen that is adorable! You always come up with such great ideas.

Amy said...

That is great! I love the white around the fire place.

have a great weekend...amy xx

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

hi, that is absolutely gorgeous; if you were closer i'd give you some shutters, i have a ton, really :), i also have a hydrangea screen for in front of a fireplace, i tried to use it in my sons redo, but he hated it; go figure. it's really cute, it's made out of wood & it's bluish hydrangeas in a basket, theyuse them to cover the opening in the summer, it looked cute, but he's not into cute :( hope you're feeling better, we're quite a pair aren't we LOL

Odette said...

your right on track, jen! that was simple yet pretty.
xoxo

Glitter and Bliss said...

How cute is that.... I love it!!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Hey! I really like that! Good job!
(Glad you're feeling better!)

Tracy said...

What a great idea! Love it. = )

Glad you're feeling better.

Angie said...

Great idea! I love projects involving cute fabric!

At Home In Georgia said...

How very clever. I like that fabric...no need to find better.

When Madi was first diagnosed with diabetes last month...one good thing...I couldn't eat a thing and lost almost 10 pounds which is usually very hard for me. But glad you are feeling better...it stinks to be sick.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

So cute, Jen!

Queen B. said...

oooooooo ,MY GOSH.....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT.
DID I SAY, I LOVE IT ????????
YES, I DO !

Denise said...

That is such a great idea! I love how it looks.

XXDenise

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