Fireplaces - please share yours

oceannaJanuary 13, 2008

Here are some inspirational fireplace pictures I've collected. If any of you are thinking about re-doing your fp maybe this can give you some inspiration. If you deserve the credit for any of this beautiful work, please claim it.

Please feel free to add your own pictures.

Finished the "D's" -- I will add more if there is any interest in this thread.

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oceanna

More...

Faux finished:

Faux finished:

Faux finished:

More to come...

    Bookmark   January 13, 2008 at 7:15AM
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patti_bee

I'll add one too!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2008 at 4:34PM
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oceanna

#3

Thanks, Patti!

Yet more to come...

    Bookmark   January 13, 2008 at 5:14PM
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oceanna

#4

Faux painted:

That's all I've got -- your turn!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2008 at 5:23PM
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Jodi_SoCal

Anyone have photos of a wrap-around fireplace? Ours sits on a corner with one side facing a "conversations pit" (aka: Inglenook) and a smaller opening facing the livingroom.

We're in the middle of a home remodel and had to tear down my computer set up. I'm using my office laptop so don't have access to any really good closeup photos of the fireplace right now. I do however have this photo. You can see just behind the wicker chair is the brick and rough wood mantle of the smaller opening of the fireplace.

Any suggestions or photos of a wrap-around mantle with a contemporary or Asian feel kind of like the entertainment center on the right?

Jodi-

    Bookmark   January 13, 2008 at 5:52PM
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oceanna

None here, but good luck. Can you adapt something from the pictures above? There's lots to go on.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2008 at 6:09AM
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Flowerchild

This is our inspiration FP from the Napoleon FP site. It just so happens this is in a Timber Frame like ours.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2008 at 1:44PM
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oceanna

That looks nice and warm and cozy!

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 6:15AM
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oceanna

Here are a few more...

    Bookmark   February 3, 2008 at 7:06AM
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claireanne

Jodi -

Do you live in Woodbridge? I think I recognize your floorplan. We have a Sycamore...small world.

Claire

    Bookmark   February 16, 2008 at 1:53AM
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soonermagic

Here's our simple fireplace. The best we could do with as close as the windows are to the fireplace. The hearth is soapstone.

Before move-in:

With TV:

Exterior:

    Bookmark   March 9, 2008 at 8:42PM
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newhomebuilder

    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 9:35PM
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deborahnj

Here you go, Oceanna. BTW you do a wonderful job over here on the gallery side.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 7:25PM
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jaymielo







    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 11:48PM
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oceanna

More lovely fireplaces...

    Bookmark   May 8, 2008 at 5:14AM
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oceanna

bump

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 7:15PM
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jaybird

Whaaaattttt, no mantles with guns as the focal point ;^)...
Ahhhhhhh DH's are like Church's Chicken....gotta' love 'em!!
We have a huge antique brick fireplace with wood panels above and a rough cut cedar mantle. Just above the mantle is an antique rifle that DH canNOT be persuaded to part with! I would like to use a mirror above that (10' ceiling, 6' mantle), but the only thing it would reflect is the ceiling fan :^( Yikes!!!
I love all of your pictures though, and I keep hoping that someone will have the same problem and we can at least commiserate with one another!
Thank you Oceanna for all of your time (and talent) to post these many, lovely pictures.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 5:48PM
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cookingrvc

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 9:15PM
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cookingrvc

oops...

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 10:21PM
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buehl

For those of you with a zero-chase (I think that's the correct terminology), here's my inspiration photo for putting built-ins around our zero-chase FP.

Photo courtesy of StacyLu...thanks StacyLu!

We ran out of $$ remodeling the kitchen, but someday!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2008 at 5:30PM
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calicocat1967

Here are some I have on file. Hard to pick just the right one.






    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 10:59AM
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oceanna

Cooking, Beuhl, and Calico, thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2008 at 7:12PM
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wodka

Here's our fireplace. Not very fancy, but we like it. Just a little trivia - in the left hand corner, the large picture on the landing is an enlarged shot of our post-Katrina neighborhood. My husband insisted that we hang it somewhere where everyone could see when they come into our new house. Definitely a conversation piece....

    Bookmark   September 12, 2008 at 2:16PM
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marcjoli

I would really like some ideas of a wall with a fireplace along side of a large TV. I would prefer not to put the TV over the fireplace.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 12:23AM
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lynn_r_ct

bump

    Bookmark   October 16, 2008 at 6:31PM
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oceanna

Wodka, I can't see your picture! :-(

Here's some more pics to dream on...

I hope some of you can add some pretty fireplace pictures.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2009 at 3:34AM
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    Bookmark   January 2, 2009 at 7:31PM
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furletcity

Here is my rather large fireplace. Just out of sight, there are two built in benches coming out from the wall on either side of the fireplace. The two chairs just fit in between the benches. We considered taking them out when we laid the wood floors but at the time my kids used to dance on them every night and we didn't have the heart to! Also, the logs are not that red but I "auto corrected" the photo on my computer because it was so dark.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2009 at 7:38PM
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kimmieb

Here's my inspiration fireplaces. If any are yours pls claim them. I got them all over the place so I am not sure where they all came from. Enjoy.













    Bookmark   January 12, 2009 at 10:55PM
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oceanna

Wow! Thanks for the pictures, Lynne, Furletcity (yours isn't showing up for me), and Kimmieb! Kim, that's a terrific collection. :o) It's wonderful to see folks interested and contributing.

Here are a few more.

Here are several Swedish tile fireplaces:

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 3:35AM
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bodiCA










    Bookmark   February 17, 2009 at 6:14PM
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bodiCA


    Bookmark   March 6, 2009 at 8:05PM
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bodiCA

    Bookmark   March 26, 2009 at 5:57PM
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oakleyok

Here's our new FP which we are sooo proud of. We are only the third home in Oklahoma who has built a Rumford FP. They're custom made by real masons, they built it here on the spot. The inside of the wood fp is the Rumford design, which Count Rumford invented in the late 1700s or early 1800s. We have a picture of him near it. lol. This is a HUGE FP but it will give off a lot of heat if need be. Ignore the stuff on the mantel, all my accessories are boxed up. This is the FP with a bench on the side right after it was built.

Our first fire:

The Count, lol:

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 3:50PM
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alisande

This feels a little anti-climactic after what came before, but here's my stained glass fireplace screen--a gift from my son and his fiancee.

After that picture was taken I changed the look of the mantel.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2009 at 10:14AM
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danihoney

Susan, I love your FP screen. I bet your room is so cozy at night with a fire in there. It's amazing those can stand up to heat. They are so pretty.

Okleyok - do you remember the name of your paint color? I love it's warmth.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2009 at 3:03PM
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alisande

Dani, thanks, but I have to correct that impression. The screen won't stand up to heat, so you can't use it with a fire. (I have a metal screen for that.) The light you see behind it comes from two small light bulbs.

I do, however, burn wood regularly in my woodstove. :-)

    Bookmark   April 4, 2009 at 9:55PM
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oceanna

Wow, thanks for all the new pictures, folks! Here are some more for you...

    Bookmark   July 22, 2009 at 10:51PM
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cookingrvc

Our refurbished fireplace. A little formalality with some casualness in our 1928 colonial.

Sue

    Bookmark   July 25, 2009 at 12:05PM
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oceanna

Very pretty, Cookingrvc!

    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 2:30AM
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kimmieb


    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 2:28PM
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oceanna

Kimmieb, those are lovely pics. The room is very soothing. Cute pup, too!

    Bookmark   November 28, 2009 at 4:49PM
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vampiressrn

WOW!!! Fabulous collection of pictures. This will be a helpful resource for when I convert my garage and install some kind of a fireplace. Was thinking of electric, but a Franklin style would provide more heat. Your pictures are great oceanna...thanks for such an eclectic collection. It really makes me think more about my project.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 9:17AM
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nhbaskets

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 10:09AM
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nicole__




    Bookmark   January 5, 2010 at 12:20PM
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parma42

Ha! Nicole.

Imagine my surprise when I was looking for fireplace inspiration and saw your last picture.

It's a pic of the model home in our neighborhood. We built the same model, two years ago. Thought we'd save a few bucks and finish the fireplace after we moved in. You can guess the rest...plummeting real estate values, wage cut, etc. They ended up selling that model, fully furnished, for $150,000 below cost. *sob* :)

    Bookmark   January 14, 2010 at 1:23PM
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donna2973

Under construction still - any ideas to dress it up?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 16, 2010 at 11:49AM
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sombreuil_mongrel

A few that I have worked on or built outright.
Masons get the credit for most of this except the little cherry mantel shelf.

This one was all mine from drawing on paper to completion:

I designed and built this, but there were many constraints.

From an 1817 Quaker house we restored in 2009:

Bedroom:

Other bedroom:

Casey

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 4:41PM
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oceanna

Wow, Casey, those are GORGEOUS! I'm SO impressed with your work. Wow.

Thanks all, for your additions. Good to know folks are still enjoying this thread.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 1:50AM
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bellacucina

bumping --I love this thread. Thanks so much for all the photos. This is "one" of the decisions I'm trying to make . . .

    Bookmark   October 4, 2010 at 9:52PM
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oceanna

Thanks for the bump and the kind words, Bellacucina. Be sure to share yours here when it's done! Here are some more inspirational pictures for you.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 1:31AM
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oceanna

I love these fireplaces, all decked out so prettily. I can imagine myself in front of each one, with a hot cup of coacoa and a good book, waiting for Santa to arrive. Can't you?

    Bookmark   December 15, 2011 at 6:48PM
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allison0704

Here are mine. Great room:

and the den - I blurred the names on the stockings:

Here is a link that might be useful: Vintage Christmas Mantel

    Bookmark   December 15, 2011 at 9:06PM
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emagineer

bump

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 8:13AM
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oceanna

Here are a few more beauties for your enjoyment:

Candace Olsen

Candace Olsen

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 3:18PM
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addyson_anders

These are so pretty! Here is one of my favorites that we are using as inspiration for our family room...

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:53PM
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