So many of you have great ideas and great blogs of your own, I decided to call upon your collective creativity for this space.
So here's what we have...
Instead of a solid back wall to the dining room, we have an ugly hot water heater crammed in to a corner. There is a door above the hot water heater. Many years ago, steps occupied the area. They were probably removed when the kitchen was converted to a dining room in 1969.
Next to the eye sore, is a fireplace mantle.
I put it there.
For some reason, we had two extra mantles in the house when we moved in.
Behind the mantle is a brick chimney that was plastered over. Originally, this was the chimney that went with the stove. Hidden behind a false wall is a flue cover.
Eventually, I plan to expose the brick.
I do like the idea of the mantle and the exposed brick.
I don't like the idea of having yet another mantle to decorate. Right now, it's a pretty convenient spot for storing out Soda Stream. It might be fun to make it a sort of beverage station!
The hot water heater... It's not like we can move it. I don't know if a beaded doorway is the answer, but it's better than leaving it open.
Here's a nice breakdown:
Hit me with your ideas and creative solutions!
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