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Topic: Fug fireplace gussied up  (Read 1755 times)
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« on: January 19, 2010 09:30:07 PM »

I had this fug fireplace that came with my really old house and at one point it had been redone in forest green tiles and maroon brick with a curdled cream wood surround. I can't afford to replace the whole thing yet so I'm attempting to turn it in to something that doesn't make me want to take a sledge hammer to it. I used high heat spray paint on the tiles and bricks within a couple hours of having the keys (which was about 7 months ago) and then removed the piece of wood that covers a hole in the surround that was filled with a styrofoam insert by a previous owner. Tonight I decided to do up the fireplace with vintage book paper and a felt garland. The first photo is from the house listing. The second photo is what I've been living with for the past several months and the bottom two photos are the afters.

I'm not done yet, but it's better than looking at the hole that is under the paper and the fireplace gets to live another day.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010 09:57:42 AM »

Good idea.  It occurs to me you that if you ever get tired of it, could also research "faux finishes" that people use to give walls a brick or stone look.  I'm envious;  I'd love to have a fireplace.  BTW, is that an old school typewriter you have there on the manel?  Way cool!

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010 01:05:09 PM »

Thanks and yes that is an old school typewriter. It has a carrying case that I keep elsewhere and it's from the 20s. I found it at a local thrift store for a whole $1.50! I about died.

I taped the papers up because I wasn't sure I liked the look but I think I'm going to wallpaper them up there since I like it tape doesn't keep them up very well on the edges.

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