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Map Textile Fireplace Screen

By mounting L-brackets to the back of a framed textile, you can make a cheerful decorative fireplace screen.


  • Framed textile (frame should be a few inches larger than fireplace opening)
  • Drill
  • Two 3-inch L-brackets
  • 2 bricks


  1. Step 1

    On bottom of frame, measure 6 inches in from outside edges, and mark holes. Predrill. Screw L-brackets securely into frame to create legs. The perpendicular part of brackets should be flush with edge of frame.

  2. Step 2

    Set a weight, such as a brick, on top of each bracket to prevent the screen from tipping forward. Slide back into hearth to hide bricks.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2010