Why do we want a fireplace when we live in Florida? Do people in Maine want swimming pools? There are those rare occasions when swimming in Maine (I'm assuming) and sweating around the fireplace in Florida can be so perfect and memorable and beautiful, that you would never question the absurdity of it all.
Our Florida fireplace was beginning to look as neglected as it feels. Eager for a DIY project, we decided to give it a little makeover so it could really light up the room.