Decorating & Furniture/fireplace makeover


We are moving into a new home and thier is a fireplace in the playroom of my children. I want to make the fireplace 'disapear' without tearing it out permanantly? any tips?

Great question.  First of all, install a wooden panel to cover the firebox, and paint it black.  That will make the hole disappear, insulate the room more, and discourage little hands (and bodies) from exploring the hole. You  could faux paint a "flame" on there making it appear real, or you could simply put something in front of it.  Make sure the fireplace surround is painted the same color as the wall to visually make it disappear.  


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