IDEA: make a faux fireplace cover. Use a black velvet background, affix pieces of trimmed-off logs, hang to cover fireplace space, probably store candles and other entertainment items in a tote behind it. This avoids making it a space for spiders and other bugs to hide.
I think this would be fun with one of those tacky, old gold, frames that used to be so popular. I would under-paint it with hammered bronze spray paint first, then go over it with the turquoise (or another color) but not completely cover up the bronze. Then of course you would have to have a mirror cut to fit, but that is pretty inexpensive. Would be such a FUN project! LOVE IT!!