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Fireplace makeover pics

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Picture heavy post.
Not at all fitness related, but I had promised pics to a few and this was way easier than individually loading!!

BEFORE. How it looked when previous owners had

We removed the dated tv cabinet, ripped up carpet, put down new walnut floors, painted and added wider trim. Ripped out the tile around fireplace. I thought the tile had an unfinished look and several were cracked.

Unfortunately wall came off with the tile!

It took a lot of "conversations" and hundreds of trips to every and any place that sold tile before we could come to an agreement. Course if the fireplace insert had been centered in wall or even level it may have been easier!!

Again we were at odds over a mantle...I'm pretty picky and he's pretty cheap!!!
So we decided to build one, I really wanted it to have a wrap around effect but as my guy pointed out repeatedly...he's not a carpenter, and cannot do the mitered edges. Well I found these premade corner boxes and after some cajoling (and multiple trips to lowes) he agreed to try...

He did a real good job......but I wasn't happy......didn't quit look right.....

So we added a little to it, think it fits space better. Very proud of my guy, he did an awesome job.

So just need add another coat of paint and clean tiles up and grouted.
Fireplace is double sided, I want to wrap mantle and tile around completely...but he not game yet!!

So what you think?
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  • COOP9002
    Awesome job!!
    1423 days ago
  • DIANEG213

    1424 days ago
    Wow, you are pretty good with this decorative stuff. Can you come and make my house look stylish please :D Some difference there. I see now why you didn't like it the old way. Your guy did a fantastic job. Gotta love men that chance doing anything even when not trained.
    1424 days ago
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