Since Mr. Study is opposed to me taking a jackhammer to our fireplace (I can't see why), I had to get creative. While the fireplace has never been a top priority I knew I could change one thing real quick with a can of spray paint. Enter 1983 fireplace!
Holy yuck! I've never liked this look, who does?! The four vents on the sides are supposed to work as fans and blow out hot air when the fire place is going. Yes, the fans blow. But they have about as much forced air as your whistler does. Something was engineered all wrong! While there is no quick fix for that. I did get rid of 1983.
Stay tuned for the finished look!