We don't have a fireplace or mantle in our apartment, but it would be so much fun to make one like this :
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Or what about using some lovely earthy wallpaper? I think this would look really great on the split walls in our living room :
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Maybe the simple addition of wooden hooks made by Live Wire Farm would do the trick :
A little log cabin in my life wouldn't be a bad thing! Home sweet home.