The top half of our fireplace always felt like it needed something more substantial added since we moved in.
Before and After:
I found some of these old tongue and groove planks around the property we live. Thought they'd look amazing on top of the fireplace, gives it a little character.
They were dirty, full of chicken poo (part of a coop), and chocked full of rusty nails... gotta love patina:)
The ole hubs was wanting to sand and stain 'em first!
Ha, ha, ha silly boys!