There are some really great fireplace ideas that come to us when we use our imaginations. Most people think of wood mantels and brick designs. While they are beautiful and never get old to me, there are so many other designs to create.
And now that it’s coming up on summer, it’s the best time to get supplies and start creating. I was very intrigued when I saw a fireball that a sculptor I know created.
The fireball itself was made of metal and incased Sunjel gel fuel cans for a beautiful burn. The fireballs could be placed indoors or outdoors. They were tall structures that were bolted to heavy bases and offered absolutely no danger at all. I wrote about them and showed off the pictures in my latest report, Summer Ideas.
Seeing pictures of the fireballs our sculptor had created “sparked” ideas of my own. I can’t see anything creative without getting my own ideas rolling and before long, I’m throwing together something that will either inspire or make people laugh. But, it doesn’t matter to me. I have to scratch that itch.
I was thumbing through a catalog one day and I saw a vintage ad for modern living. I love those vintage ads that invite people into the future. It’s fun to see if certain trends ever made a mark on society or suffered a quick death.
This particular vintage ad had a coffee table squarely seated in front of the couch. A wooden lamp on a stand sat beside the couch and a butterfly chair was carefully positioned to the side of the coffee table. You see what I mean? Anyway, the best part about the ad was the coffee table. There was a fire in the middle of it.
If you have ever had an eyesore of an old washing machine hanging around the house or saw one in someone else’s yard, there is something you can do with it now. Tear out the tub and make a fireplace out of it. It’s not that hard.