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26 ingenious ideas for your home - design sponge - love the fireplace and painted ceiling fan
Fireplace turned into bookshelves! Lovely idea!
mantel for west side of east bedroom? this idea got veto-ed ...too many real fireplaces in the house to do this for decoration
"He pulled about 400 linear feet of dirty, nail-filled huge base cap molding from an abandoned school in North Philly. ... He then spent weeks paneling the living room. The math, sweat and patience that went into this room make it even more beautiful. We pulled out a hideous fake fireplace and mantel and trimmed it with some of the reclaimed wood. Now we have a great focal point that showcases some of the beautiful wood that made this project possible and about 200 vintage books, as well!"
creative book storage - tara mangini & percy bright's 1915 philadelphia row house