A Solution for A Fireplace Problem

Last year I did a consult for Emily. She had this awkward hole above her fireplace. These are actually quite common for homes in Utah. I don't really get it. I think some of them are for televisions? 

Emily wasn't really sure what to do about it. Ideally she wanted a nice mirror above the fireplace but we had a hard time finding one big enough to cover the hole. 

After thinking about it for awhile we came up with this solution. 

We used board and batten to cover the hole and now she has the freedom to hang whatever she would like above the fireplace. As it should be! And isn't it amazing what a fresh coat of white paint can do.

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