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Simple fireplace cover up

Happy April Monday everyone! Today I’ll show you my simple fireplace cover up !

Simple Fireplace cover up kreativk

On Friday I showed you my wall above the fireplace, the cute washi tape frames I put around my girls pics from when they were smaller. Well now comes the part underneath that….

Remember my fireplace? That ugly thing I’m trying to style and make look better without investing a whole lot because I live in a rental? Yes, that one! I showed you my spring fireplace the other day and not long after that I came across a beautiful blog called Little Farmstead and got so inspired I thought I needed to move to the country right away! Oh my! 

I love how Julie covered up her beautiful fireplace mantel and thought that it would look really nice in my living room as well! Even though my fireplace doesn’t come close to her beautiful~rustic~country~style~chic one! But I really like that it covers all those dirty bricks once and for all! Ok, there are still some visible but that’s ok. And the BEST: it’s super duper easy peasy, just what I like doing!

I didn’t even have to get fabric for it, I used a white vintage tablecloth that I never ever have out any ways. It’s from my Oma, yes, another one of those treasures I keep hidden away cause I don’t really use it. Well now it came in handy! I also didn’t cut it or sew it, because I might want to use it as a tablecloth one day… Happens that the size was just perfect to hang it over a pressure curtain rod inside the frame of the fireplace. No hammering no nothing. Just that. 

Simple Fireplace cover up/kreativk.net


Simple Fireplace cover up/kreativk.net

I cut out some triangles from a very nice linen fabric I bought the other day and made a very quick banner for the fireplace. I didn’t even sew around them, I kinda like the rustic, look and I just poked my thin golden wire through them and hung it up with the curtain. I left it plain on purpose, as I think, with all that’s going on around it, it would be too much….at least for me, you know how I’m lovin the less is more look!

Simple Fireplace cover up/kreativk.net


Simple Fireplace cover up/kreativk.net


Simple Fireplace cover up/kreativk.net


Simple Fireplace cover up/kreativk.net


Simple Fireplace cover up/kreativk.net


Simple Fireplace cover up/kreativk.net

So what do you think of this simple fireplace cover up?? Would you keep it open and uncovered or do you like this idea? 

Thanks for stopping by, I always love reading your comments!!! 

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  • Denise/DIY Crush
    14/04/2016 at 01:23

    That is a beautiful cover! I love the banners! Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! Would love to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.

    • Katrin
      14/04/2016 at 07:40

      Thanks so much Denise! I appreciate it!

  • Diana
    13/04/2016 at 20:21

    I love the simplicity and style of your designs, Katrin! This was a stylish answer to your fireplace problem 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it and your other posts with us at Vintage Charm.

    • Katrin
      13/04/2016 at 21:56

      Thanks Diana! Yes, for now that’ll do…at least the ugly bricks are covered 😉

  • Lela
    12/04/2016 at 20:34

    Hi friend! You have done a great job with this fireplace cover. What a creative way to cover something you can’t change. I am so happy you shared this at Inspiration Thursday.

    • Katrin
      12/04/2016 at 23:07

      Thanks Lela! Covering it up was an easy and cost free solution for me right now! I also wanted to invite you to come and party with me here on Fridays!! With three of my friends, I’ve got a new linky that started last week and will be on each Friday, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!

  • Nikki
    12/04/2016 at 01:09

    Katrin, this turned out really nice. I love the banner above the curtain. The colors make it looks so clean. Before with the dirty bricks it didn’t seem as much your style. But all this clean whiteness looks really pretty. Great job.

    • Katrin
      12/04/2016 at 10:09

      Yes, you know I like simple and this is more my style than dirty bricks, although they did have a rustic vibe, but maybe a little too much…the black dirty bricks have always been a “thorn in my eye” lol, that’s a saying translated from german, so it maybe doesn’t make much sense, but yes, the bricks always bothered me a bit… So, it’s covered for now and I’m quite happy. Til the next idea comes up, lol! Thanks for stopping by Nikki, have a lovely Tuesday!!

  • Amberjane
    11/04/2016 at 22:01

    Clever idea to cover an ugly fire place Katrin – thank you for sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday

    • Katrin
      12/04/2016 at 07:36

      Yes, I’m happy it’s covered for now! Thanks so much Amberjane!

  • Sherry
    10/04/2016 at 19:08

    What a cool fireplace cover! I never thought about making one myself. Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Funtastic Friday.

    • Katrin
      10/04/2016 at 22:06

      Thanks so much Sherry!!!

  • Tara @ Lehman lane
    10/04/2016 at 02:55

    What a creative way to hide your fireplace Katrin! You did a great job tansforming it from your Oma’s tablecloth, very pretty! Pinning:)

    • Katrin
      10/04/2016 at 09:52

      Tara, Thanks so much! I’m happy with how it looks for now 😉

  • Sandra
    10/04/2016 at 01:35

    Covering it up is a great change of pace and there are so many possibilities for different holidays.

    • Katrin
      10/04/2016 at 09:43

      That is so true! Thank you Sandra! 🙂

  • Melisa Lissa
    07/04/2016 at 07:58

    This is such a clever idea! A beautiful solution for covering up the fireplace.

    • Katrin
      07/04/2016 at 14:55

      Thank you so much!!!

  • Laurie
    06/04/2016 at 04:39

    Katrin, This is such a clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted to share!

    • Katrin
      06/04/2016 at 23:23

      Thanks so much Laurie!!

  • Ilka
    06/04/2016 at 02:43

    Katrin – this is a beautiful solution for covering up the fireplace. Actually really cute:)

    • Katrin
      06/04/2016 at 07:49

      Thanks!!! I’m happy you like this Ilka!

  • Kim~madeinaday
    05/04/2016 at 20:17

    This came out great Simple but pretty! Sharing on G+ #merrymonday

    • Katrin
      06/04/2016 at 07:43

      Thank you so much Kim! I appreciate it!!

  • Michelle Marttila
    05/04/2016 at 15:02

    Great idea Katrin to soften up that area when not in use….you are so clever!!! Your photos are so darling too! 🙂

    • Katrin
      05/04/2016 at 22:03

      Thank you Michelle! You know, we never use this fireplace as we believe it’s not safe and so it’s just there…so now it looks a little prettier 🙂

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    05/04/2016 at 13:27

    Katrin I love the this idea! Great way to cover up the fireplace and give the room a fresh and clean feel for spring, and matches the rest of your decor perfectly.

    • Katrin
      05/04/2016 at 22:01

      Thanks Linda! It was a simple and fast solution! I’m happy you like it too!

  • Pili
    05/04/2016 at 09:54

    I still remember the dilemma you had with your fireplace lol, but you solved it gracefully! Love the bunting too, and those cute pictures above it… going to read your post about them right now!

    • Katrin
      05/04/2016 at 18:00

      Hahaha, yes, dilemma indeed! But so far so good!!! Thanks Pili!

  • Lynn
    04/04/2016 at 23:44

    Brilliant! What a clever way to cover up an element that you don’t love. We all have those things in our home that we’d love to change, but if you can’t change, then covering up is perfect! And i loved that you used your Oma’s tablecloth.
    You could easily change it up to reflect the change of seasons! Beatufiul.

    Hugs, Lynn

    • Katrin
      05/04/2016 at 22:24

      I know, hey, I can’t believe I didn’t think of it earlier….it looks all cleaner now…literally! Thank you for stopping by Lynn, have a great Tuesday!!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    04/04/2016 at 18:41

    Ohhh, Katrin! I love this idea! It is so simple and yet very effective for what you are trying to achieve. Believe me, I know all about dirty bricks haha!! You are rocking that Scandinavian vibe again and it looks great! And the clever part is that you didn’t destroy your oma’s tablecloth!

    • Katrin
      04/04/2016 at 22:11

      Yes, Mary, I really like to change up my deco and for this I didn’t want to cut up the table cloth but still got to use it! Thanks so much!!

  • Candace Guiducci
    04/04/2016 at 17:03

    Love that idea! The linen material matches quite nicely with the washi taped pictures. How did you attach the linen pendants – do you staple over the hanging line?

    • Katrin
      04/04/2016 at 22:09

      Hi Candace, I attached the linen triangles to a thin golden wire and then just make a loop at each end and also hang it over the curtain rod. I just poked the wire through each triangle, like on a line… hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Keri
    04/04/2016 at 14:53

    Katrin. I love this look you gave your fireplace!! So simple, but it has a great impact on the feel of the corner of that room. I bet it feels a lot softer now huh? I’m sure your Oma would be delighted that you are finding ways to use her things. How special!! I also love the bunting!! Another great idea!!

    • Katrin
      04/04/2016 at 22:06

      Hi Keri! Thank you! Yes, I’m really glad I can use all those things from her, although who knows how long I’ll keep it like this, but then I can always also use it as a table cloth! 🙂