Spectacular Living Room Fireplace
Build a firewood nook for convenience and a graphic hit.
On chillier days, a double-sided fireplace helps heat Peter and Debbie's living room and principal bedroom. To give the metal surround a warmer look, Peter rusted it with a solution of rock salt and warm water, then waxed it to a dull finish. A rehabilitated Russel Spanner chair, saved from a junk store, contributes to the house's mid-century modern vibe.