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Old 12-27-2016, 01:40 PM   #1
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We have taken a step back and removed all previous decor from our large fireplace chimney. The surface is stucco. The color, as are the walls, is Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige. The trim is SW Bright White. The hardwood floor is dark cherry. The fireplace has real oak logs but is not used.
There is one recessed light above the fireplace but it causes terrible shadowing. The lighting issue is under review by a consultant. We do no anticipate a quick nor easy solution.
Please suggest how to best decorate our large chimney. NOTE: We do not want a mantel and surround. We envision a large painting or metal tree sculpture. Also, possibly a flat thin (as in depth) horizontal board or metal bar to break up the vertical space.
Please feel free to suggest anything you think will enhance this area. Additional photos and answers to your questions are available.
Thank you.
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How about the TV? Clear up the floor space in the process and kill two birds with one stone.

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I would check with the local AHJ first to see how high you must go above the fireplace before doing anything permanent.
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There used to be murals made for wall applications.

They went on like wall paper, from a rolled up sheet, and usually came in sections.

They were many different scenes available, from wildlife, to city scapes, pastoral, oceans, darned near anything that you could imagine, could be printed and pasted up.


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the wall and stucco is very southwest / new mexico. I would go with something indian. maybe check out some indian blankets or sculpture. Maybe something like this:
http://www.touchofclass.com/mesa-ver...FQt_fgodJpgM6w

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I would check with the local AHJ first to see how high you must go above the fireplace before doing anything permanent.
The fireplace is for looks only. Thanks for your reply.
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the wall and stucco is very southwest / new mexico. I would go with something indian. maybe check out some indian blankets or sculpture. Maybe something like this:
http://www.touchofclass.com/mesa-ver...FQt_fgodJpgM6w

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Great suggestion Brad. Can't wait to show it to my wife.
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The fireplace has real oak logs but is not used.
To me, this means it can be used. Maybe you don't but, if it can, you need to follow code on anything permanently installed.
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To me, this means it can be used. Maybe you don't but, if it can, you need to follow code on anything permanently installed.
Good point. Thank you.
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More suggestions please!
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This is an awesome piece for over your fireplace.
a few pieces of Indian pottery on the hearth would
be a great addition to the theme.

http://www.touchofclass.com/feathere...FdlLDQod3_kAJw
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I see in one pic that you had a mantel at one time.
Would you consider putting it back up only higher up
than the pic shows?
A mantle give you so much more decorating leeway.
For instance the piece that I linked to, would go in the middle
over the mantel, then a couple of pieces of pottery
and perhaps a southwestern candle or small statue.

For years we didn't have a mantle, all I had was a clock in
the middle, then we made a mantle and it changed our lives!
I'm always re-arranging it. The only thing that stays all the time
is a walnut mantle clock that our son made for us.
Think about it.
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The previous mantel was sold. We are looking at new mantel and round mirrors. Thank you Two Knots.
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Oh, so you are going to put up a mantle?
That will looks nice. Have you given thought to
how thick and how high and how wide you want
the mantle?
My suggestion is to cut it out of oaktag and mock it up
to see how high and how wide you want it to be.
Is your ceiling eight foot high?
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Oh, so you are going to put up a mantle?
That will looks nice. Have you given thought to
how thick and how high and how wide you want
the mantle?
My suggestion is to cut it out of oaktag and mock it up
to see how high and how wide you want it to be.
Is your ceiling eight foot high?
Yes, the ceiling is 8'. What is oaktag?

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