You are not looking at a fire in Bossy’s wine glass, you are looking at a fire in a fireplace behind Bossy’s wine glass, in particular the fireplace Bossy and her husband built with their bare hands, and really what other kind of hands are there?
When Bossy and her husband first purchased their house, they were relieved it didn’t have a fireplace since they were moving from a carriage house on a farm in Virginia, and that carriage house was heated exclusively with a wood stove.
When, a handful of years later, Bossy and her husband decided they missed the hearth concept, Bossy began researching fireplace options. First she turned to the resources she has on hand from her days as an Interior Decorator.
While there is no doubt wood stoves, like the one on the farm, are entirely productive, Bossy wanted an open hearth. She also quickly decided she wanted that hearth elevated, and she wanted the whole fireplace brought into the room as opposed to flush with the wall.
Bossy’s research also extended to the materials she and her husband employed on the project, such as stained concrete, plaster, and a salvage barn beam in lieu of a mantel:
And, yes, while it’s true Bossy’s exhaustive research made everyone who knows Bossy lose all will to live, in the end it informed decisions that contributed to the room truly being used and loved.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy about a home project that was either a success or failure based on your research, or lack thereof?
And be sure to check back later today for the successiest of failures on the web.