A new use for an old fireplace

A new use for an old fireplace, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

Both the fireplaces in the house’s downstairs rooms have been blocked off. I resisted the temptation to open them and decided to use paint instead.
The living room fire is now a blackboard for the girls to art on. The middle room one, once I clear away the blockade of Mills and Boon, will be decorated with hot rod style pinstriped flames.