What do you do when you expose a previously hidden chimney in your kitchen and discover that the brick is beautiful but for one thing: an unsightly scar from the original wood-burning stove?
(Note: Author pauses to adore the fact that her old, old house once had a wood-burning stove.)
STEP ONE: You buy a couple of cheap baskets from a flea market.
STEP TWO: You drive a few nails into the mortar and hang the darn baskets.
Et voila! A solution to a problem that is both really lame and totally effective.
Really, though. It’s such a simple, silly way to overcome a problem — but so satisfying.
Before I go, can we just appreciate together that this is now becoming a pretty space… whereas once — not so long ago, in fact — it looked like this:
Egads. The only thing good-looking about these images is that Manny.
Viva la chimneys!