I love fireplaces! Especially this time of year. They just add such a cozy fall feeling to a space. Don't you agree?
Sadly, Hydeaway Cottage doesn't have a fireplace. I'd love to add one, but they are expensive! So I had to figure out a budget-friendly way to get that "cozy fireplace feeling".
Here's what I came up with...
Do you remember my cute contemporary console that my dad built for me?
When I designed it, I just liked the shape and this idea hadn't occurred to me at all.
Until the console became the focal point of my living room. That's when I had an "Aha!" moment.
Read more after the break...
All I did was go purchase a few pre-packaged bundles of wood from our local grocery store and stacked them in the cut-out of the console table. Of course, it doesn't look like a real fireplace, but now it gives the space the sort of fireplace-cozy-warm-feeling that I was looking for. And it didn't cost much at all to achieve!
Anyone else out there that longs to have a fireplace? Have you found any creative solutions to create a faux fireplace? I'd love to hear them!