Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fireplace Transformation

Finally after 20 years, this fireplace transformation is complete.  I could pull of 20 years of pictures in front of the fireplace, but with my recent computer issues, the only one I could find was actually just going to be Abby, but the fireplace was in the background. 
This is the way the fireplace looked since we moved in in 1992. It was always an issue trying to hang the stocking from the fireplace at Christmas for all these years. So I'm pretty excited for the holidays this year.

So off came the builder grade tile We added cement board where the tile was removed for the granite to be installed.
The glass doors were also removed.  Now it was not planned at first, but the mirror fell off the wall -that's a whole another story- but as it fell to the ground, it took the doors with it.  Turned out that the fireplace looks much better minus the doors.
And now... the finished project!
The carpenter was great, and we copied a mantel from the Ballard Design catalogue. 
A few hours later, we finally had a mantel and a whole new fireplace!

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