Create a mantle that slips over the top of the existing brick and anchors to the wall on either side! I'm going to have somewhere to hang stockings this year! Now I need stockings. Brick pulls out from the fireplace.
what i love here, is the wood pit next to the fireplace. i have an old bookshelf directly next to my fireplace that i would love to relocate to the living room. this is a great idea to replace the bookshelf.