If you're stuck with a non-functioning fireplace, forgo the stacked books and candles in favor of rustic logs that give your room a nice warm feeling. Before you start imagining all the spiders that might be crawling in and out of your living room, we're going to let you in on something: they're not real!
Well actually, the logs are quite real, and the ones used by Pepper Design Blog are neatly sliced eucalyptus wood. But rather than stacking a pile of firewood in her fireplace, home blogger Morgan mounted wooden "discs" onto plywood backing for a facade that requires much less maintenance.
Our favorite thing about this project is how customizable it is — you can choose logs with interesting grains or different diameters, stain the wood or seal it up, paint the plywood a bold color to match or contrast with your decor, and remove the facade when you tire of it (or when your fireplace starts working again).
Check out the tutorial on Pepper Design Blog!