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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.

Photography: Dana Gallagher

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2010


  • Framed textile (frame should be a few inches larger than fireplace opening)

  • Drill

  • Two 3-inch L-brackets

  • 2 bricks


  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. 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.

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