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Monday, March 21, 2011

Tin Tile Screen



I first showed my sitting room fireplace last summer in its dormant phase. Sitting idle, there was not much excitement to it.


I've never liked the look of it, and always knew I would make an insert that appealed to me more and served a better function as a focal point in the room.



I began the process last fall, and had a plywood panel cut to fit. I played with the idea of doing a decoupage of nature themes. But I knew unless it was plain to serve as a backdrop, that I would eventually get tired of it.


 I had a lush kind of harvest theme going for a few weeks before the cold weather set in.



 And of course I never like it better than when it's in use.



But after the warmer weather arrived, I covered the inset with a picture I've had for many years, and displayed nature themed books that I could change out when I wanted to. This was its most recent incarnation.



 When I came across this tin tile I knew I had the look I wanted. The white unifies the hearth and mantel and gives a cleaner, cooler appearance for the warmer seasons. The rusty finish gives the insert a bit more interest and makes for a great backdrop for staging anything I may want to add now and then. 


Voila! I'm ready for spring and summer! Whadya think?


















Thanks for stopping by!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

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40 comments:

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Oh Jacqueline Girl you have got the loveliest fireplace! Wow....you decorated it so pretty. I love the tans and creams and whites...but you put them together so great. Ok I'm ready to get a cup of hot cocoa and look at your entire blog! You have a great blog by the way.
Blessings,
Debbie
I'm staying up till midnight and removing all red from my home! I just love your decorating look!

Sherry said...

That is fantastic Jacqueline! I love how the tin features the space but looks as if it was always there. Very nice for spring and summer transformation of the fire.
Sherry

Wanda said...

I'm loving all the looks. How fun to change it out every season! I never thought about putting a picture in front. Really like that idea. But of course the tile is wonderful for summer.

Restoration House said...

It's so pretty and romantic! Just lovely Jacqueline!
Kim:)

Sarah said...

What a clever idea to close it off during the warm seasons. It makes a terrific backdrop, and the tin is perfect. ~ Sarah

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I think it is perfect. What a great solution.

Diane said...

Wow....looks beautiful. Love the tin backdrop...very elegant. Diane

livegreenlovemuch.com said...

Wow, how beautiful! That's it I coming back to look around! Your newest fan!

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline,
The tin is perfect, mimicking the brick patterm, you have a great eye for pattern! I have loved all the metamorphosis of your hearth, all so creative:-)
Bella

Cat & Cricket said...

Absolutely smashing!!
Love the last pic with the sand dollars!
Smiles~
Cricket

Custom Comforts said...

I absolutely love your tin tile!!! It is just the perfect thing and the perfect size. What a great addition to your lovely room.
Cindy

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tin tile screen. What a wonderful idea ;-)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

It makes the whole area look so cool and refreshing. I am loving your bowl of sand dollars too. Everything looks just gorgeous. ~~Sherry~~

Jacqui said...

I love it so much. What wonderful ideas you have! Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

Fabulous look! Fabulous!

Olive Cooper said...

The tile is just perfect and so you btw. I have a vintage wicker baby scale on my hearth in summer usually but have not thought of filling the actual space back there. Brilliant!

rosarod said...

Jacqueline Hey, if you show us your beautiful treasures! Every detail speaks for itself! The details and combinations of colors and textures makes your home look so delicate and romantic hugs, Rose Marie
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Claudia said...

Oh my - wonderful! The perfect solution.

xo
Claudia

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

The tin tile looks GREAT!!! It unifies everything!!!

Terri said...

It looks so clean and inviting. Would love to see a close up of your Santos doll? Hugs, Terri

Kay said...

The insert is just perfect and, with all your beautiful, white things, makes the room just glow! I do love the picture backdrop with the nature theme, too. And would you look at that sun just streaming so brightly in that window to the left!! OMG! It is gorgeous!! So, so, so beautiful! Sure would love some of that bright sun up here!
Love, Kay

Carol said...

Jacqueline,
The tile is Perfect! Beautiful in its own right, or as a backdrop. Sometimes it just takes a while to find the perfect piece, doesn't it? And you did!

Linda Q said...

Love your tin tile fire screen, that turned out nice!
Linda

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh this looks so lovely. What a change and so many ways to decorate and still have a fireplace. Pamela

Carolyn said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I love how it looks-great idea! I love your spring post too- I am enjoying catching up tonight.

Take care,
Carolyn

Bloggymom said...

Love it!! The the simple mantel decor as well.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the tile in the fireplace! It is rustic elegance!

Pamela said...

I am loving it Jacqueline! Looks like that tin was made as a cover for your fireplace!!!
Perfect!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

So beautiful! I love that you change it up with every season, very nice!

Hugs,
jacalyn

A Super Dilettante said...

Dear Jacqueline, this post is as refreshing as a cup of tea. I feel so inspired by your taste and your decoration. I'm utterly charmed by the last picture of this post which shows a chairback on the chair. I haven't seen a lacy chairback like this for years. My next post in my blog will be about chairbacks and crochets.

stefanie said...

oh, its gorgeous!

Becca said...

Beautiful, Jacqueline! Quite a change ... love your textures. I'd love to curl up with a good read in this relaxing space! Thanks for sharing, Becca

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jacqueline, that tin tile is perfect. It looked good each way you had it though, but the tile is perfect. Thanks for joining WUW.

Rene said...

Your room is gorgeous. So calm and serene.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I think this is absolutely perfect!! I'd love to hide mine and this is such a great idea. I hate the "big black hole" look. this really lightens and brightens up the whole space. Thanks JQ, for giving us all some great inspiration for Spring.
xoxo,
Debra

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your screen and mantle~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Kathy said...

OOOH it fits perfectly and adds just the right touch! Brilliant!
Kathy

Theresa said...

I love it, it fits perfectly! Your living room is so pretty... xoxo

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

This post TAKES MY BREATH AWAY!!!

Thank you for linking this up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!


Hope to see you next Wednesday:)

xoxokara

bj said...

It looks absolutely AWESOME! Love the look.
I am wondering how you attached the tile to the board. I have an olden tile, too, and would love doing something like this with my Franklin fireplace. The tile has lots of rust and sharp edges so I'll need to work on those before doing much with it.
As always, your room looks amazing.
xo bj

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