It's fireplace season! Which begins my constant inner debate... Do I park it in front of the fire on a cold, windy weekend and not move all day? Or do something...anything? Once I sit it lures me in...
We've had a fire 3 weekends already this fall.
Football days...movie nights...potato soup...warm cookies...pumpkin spice cappuccino. MmmMmm.
We gave our gas fireplace a try for 2 years, but it was lacking in warmth and authenticity. Nothing can mimic the smells, crackles and fireflies put off by an old-fashioned fire. We were able to remove the gas logs and replace them with real wood, but still keep the gas for a convenient, automatic start. Perfect solution!
So with a real fireplace in our future for fall and winter, I put "fireplace tools" on my thrift store shopping list a few months ago.
And came home with these for $7.
I also had a plan for this fireplace screen, left to us by the previous owner, that was hunter green and gold.
I adored this black fireplace screen:
Both the tool set and the fireplace screen took just a few coats of high heat black spray paint to update!
I brought in an old galvanized bucket from the garage to keep our logs in. I love that look!
I'd like to add a small ladder for throw blankets soon to prop beside the fireplace too.
We had a project-free weekend and spent it watching football and crafting our Halloween costumes around the fireplace! I hope yours was warm and cozy too.