Before we moved in I told Jake that I didn't want to mount our TV over the fireplace because I wanted to decorate it instead.
After a few months of having the TV on a stand we decided that our floor space was more valuable than some decorations above the fireplace. I was a little bummed because I thought our fireplace would be ugly forever... but it turns out that it doesn't look so bad after all!
I made a little something to hang across the fireplace. It's just some jute/twine with burlap strips tied around it but I'm completely in love with it.
I used about a yard and a half of burlap so it the entire project cost $6.50. So get cracking' on your own... I know you want one!