Making The Most Of A Non-Working Fireplace

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One of the luxurious problems of living in an old building in Paris is sometimes being faced with a non-working marble fireplace. These often go neglected, or end up as messy storage for clutter or a station for the TV...

But Marie Claire Maison has a little DIY feature on their website to help those with non-usable fireplaces to make them a feature, painting them to accentuate their lines and turn them from useless details into real focal points in a room.

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com