It’s finally summertime, and I won’t be lighting a fire in my fireplace anytime soon. So . . .
I’m really considering cleaning out the firebox and stacking it full of books for the summer season.
Why not put my love of books on display in a creative and unexpected way? I have such a large collection, it should be fairly easy to fill.
I really, really want to do this. I’m just concerned about cleaning out my gas fireplace well enough that I don’t soot up all my tomes . . .
I guess I’ll have to store all that fake ash stuff that sits in the bottom under the grate. Where on earth will I put that?
Maybe I’ll go to a yard sale and buy a bunch of really crappy books to line the bottom and outermost sides with. Then I won’t have to worry about ruining the ones I love.
I know I’ll love it if I do it, but what a shame they’ll have to come back out in the fall. I guess it’s not much different than the trouble of putting up and taking down a Christmas tree, right? Do you think I should???
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