Well, the fireplace opening in our bedroom has been covered by a piece of plywood painted black since before we moved in. We have no idea WHAT lies behind it. Scary thought. Skeletons, maybe. The unknown seemed way too daunting to tackle prior to the tour, so we just left the plywood. Yes - we had plywood instead of a fireplace during a tour of homes. Pretty pitiful. What do you think of me, now?
Here was my solution.....
Why not? Only my son complained. His exact words were "Has Dad seen this yet?"
I used the only piece of chalk I could find in the house directly on the 12+ year old black paint. It worked just fine. Took all of five minutes.
Here are a few more "fireplaces" I found in blog-land.
I am not alone.