Get Bold and Brassy – Choose a Brass Fireplace Screen!

January 7th, 2008 by Brad Crooks

I just love the look of brass accessories with a fireplace.  We have a brass and black wrought iron toolset next to our firebox, Brass Fireplace Screen Shop and I love the way the brass handles shimmer in contrast to the black tools.  To accentuate that contrast, I’m considering adding a brass fireplace screen to the mix.  We have a gas fireplace,4 Fold Solid Brass Fireplace Screen From HomeOfDecor.com so a fireplace screen isn’t required, but if you think about it, having a gas fireplace gives us unlimited choices in fire place screens because there are no worries about the screen’s functionality.

Brass fireplace screens come in so many different choices.  I’m considering a traditionally designed fireplace screen with classic arches on top.  The best choice to match our fireplace toolset would be a black and brass fireplace screen, with the vertical bars in black and the arches in brass.  The polished brass is my favorite, but many people like the look of an antique brass finish.  Fortunately just about every style of fireplace screen is available in both polished and antique brass – check them out in our brass fireplace screen shop.

Have you seen the solid brass fireplace screens?  These brass screens absolutely shimmer in the firelight.  Being made of solid brass makes them weigh more than the brass-finished screens, and makes them more expensive too, but in addition to the amazing beauty of the brass, solid brass screens can always be polished back to their original beauty, while brass that has been electroplated on steel or zinc screens will eventually wear out through use and cleaning.

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Show Your Team Spirit with a Collegiate Fireplace Screen

November 29th, 2007 by Brad Crooks

Even though we now live in Colorado, we’re still University of Illinois football fans, probably because our niece graduated from U of I.  She will always be a Fighting Illini, and when we saw the house she rented, we weren’t surprised to Collegiate Fireplace Screens From FireplaceScreens.com find orange and blue memorabilia incorporated into the furnishings.  Since she had a wood burning fireplace, I couldn’t resist telling her about one more way to love her team – with a collegiate fireplace screen sporting the team logo.

The screen is a three panel black wrought iron frame, with scroll work above and below the oval stained glass logo.  Though many stained glass fireplace screens can’t be used with a fire, the glass on these screens is tempered, which means that you can cheer on your favorite team through the bowl games in front of a roaring blaze.  Even if your team didn’t get a bowl invitation, having a team logo on your fireplace screen means you can keep the fire burning for next season. 

Some families even have more than one fireplace screen, rotating them based on the time of year – using one that can handle the heat of a fire during the winter, and having a different one during the summer just for decoration.  My alma mater is too small to have a logoed fireplace screen (we were a Division III school), but if you attended one of the big schools, here’s your chance to show your team a little more love on game day!

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