Vintage Fireplace / July 19, 2018 / Gloria Chun.
Create the Arrangement. Trying different looks might give you an unexpected inspiration for decorating above the fireplace. For example, if a mirror flat against the wall doesn't reflect anything interesting in the room, you might add an unusual pendant lamp or artwork that will show in the mirror. A mirror on the mantel leaning against the wall offers a different view of the space. For decorating with multiple mirrors, arranging butcher paper cut-outs on the floor simplifies creating a pleasing effect. A ruler ensures accuracy in getting the spacing even for a grouping. Light pencil marks on the wall and using a carpenter's level help with getting the placement right when hanging the mirrors.
Plan Ahead for Great Results. Once you've covered the existing brick surface by securely fastening the drywall, it's time to concentrate on the tiles. In addition to glass or ceramic tiles, you'll also need mortar, grout and possibly spacers. Useful tools for the project include a notched trowel, a grout float, and a razor scraper.
Mantelpieces—the various assembled components that make up the ornamental front of a fireplace—could be seen as the fancy outer dress of the home heating apparatus—the wood, stone, or iron equivalents of mink coats and designer gowns. The mantelpiece (also called chimney piece) is often the single interior element that sets the tone of the house and announces its architectural provenance, its age, and the prosperity, tastes, or aspirations of its builders and owners. Mantelpieces command attention, and as any interior designer worth the price of ASID membership will tell you, a room with a mantelpiece is a room with a Focal Point.
Brush- Usually round or flat, with harder bristles than that of a broom, it is ideal for efficiently cleaning your hearth, grate, and the fireplace itself. The stiff bristles allow for more thorough cleaning, as it is especially tough on stains. Bellow- Both decorative and functional, this is used to suck in air through a hole and delivers it out through the nozzle. This helps the fire burn stronger in a much safer and effective way as you need not blow manually directly into a fire.