fireplace remodel

fireplace remodel

5th Wheel RV Remodel (2)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. We learned how to properly scale the stove in relation to the space it is being built to heat. I love to rug hook, design folk art, and play in my studio as well as work in my veggie garden. After the mantle was done we attached furring strips to the top half of the fireplace brick just like we had done to the bottom half.fireplace remodel

Below you can see the photos of the finished thermal mass stove. For the sides, I just smoothed some caulk directly on and painted a straight line after the fact. Taping off the edges helped to keep the caulk line clean. To begin with my husband and I do not like brass, light pink, flower curtains, and the lack of personality in our trailer.

We began with the classroom element of the workshop, introducing the …

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Fireplace Remodel Is Finally Complete!

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. I believe natural building is an important step towards a happier, healthier, more sustainable future for all of us. It provides organic, seasonal produce to local families and businesses, and also holds classes and workshops on sustainable agriculture and natural building techniques.

The inside of the firebox will be painted with black, heat resistant paint sometime before winter arrives :). You can find two more of our makeovers here and here Please feel free to ask me any questions in the comments section and I will do my best to answer them.

Wooden Fireplace Mantels Decoration with Frame and Brown Sofa. To do this, we built 2 support columns off to the sides in the old fireplace, using salvaged bricks and a cob mortar. Hubby cut leftover pieces of wood into wedge shapes and used them to secure the crown molding …

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Five Important Decisions In Designing A Stone Veneer Fireplace (4)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. Here’s a little bit of a side view so you can get a better view of the crown molding on the mantel. I had also installed a bit of ductwork in the chimney to take cold air from the downstairs pantry, heat it with the new thermal mass stove, and send it upstairs to heat the bedrooms.

The firebox, white oven and internal heat riser of the stove were built using firebricks and refractory mortar. I would love to do this with our fireplace but the bricks directly over the opening are a bit blackened after 25 years. It doesn’t have to be expensive Here is what I did with our 5th Wheel Travel Trailer.fireplace remodel

Oh, and the new interior design job is going VERY well. It has primer already in it. I chose a couple accent walls, and started painting. …

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Garden Fireplace Ideas (3)

A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. The firebox, white oven and internal heat riser of the stove were built using firebricks and refractory mortar. I would love to do this with our fireplace but the bricks directly over the opening are a bit blackened after 25 years. It doesn’t have to be expensive Here is what I did with our 5th Wheel Travel Trailer.

You don’t need to remove the valences as long as you use Blue Painters Tape between the wall and valence. We reviewed the development of these stoves through history, and introduced some well-known models, like the Russian Stove, the German Kachelofen, and the modern masonry heater.fireplace remodelfireplace-design-ideas-newsletter3-5^jpg” width=”1025″ alt=”fireplace remodel”/

Since our home improvement projects began a few months ago, we’ve had new carpet installed throughout our home, new tile installed in the entry hall, new flooring installed in the kitchen and …

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Stacked Stone Fireplaces (3)

Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. I removed them, took them outside, and spray painted them with red paint we already had. I like the clean look of not having a mantel, but I definitely have some jealousy over the pretty mantel displays that you gals have for the holidays! Just use the old curtains as your pattern for sewing.

We avoided using large lintels in the design by instead building a series of arches using a simple wooden form. I used self-adhesive linoleum tiles to cover the old white linoleum. And here’s what our fireplace mantel looks like now that it’s been painted. Custom built wood fireplace mantel – Tule Peak Timber Photo Gallery.fireplace remodelfireplace remodel

Since our home improvement projects began a few months ago, we’ve had new carpet installed throughout our home, new tile installed in the entry hall, new flooring installed in the kitchen and …

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Five Important Decisions In Designing A Stone Veneer Fireplace

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. I hope that through my workshops I can empower people and give them the skills they need to create low-cost, low-tech, low-impact solutions to modern-day problems. We learned how to calculate the size of the space, the insulation value of the walls, and the rate of heat loss during design conditions.

I’ve worked with local governments and NGO’s on low-income housing construction; non-profits in housing and sustainable agriculture development; and with private companies in renovation and construction. I did this outside of the workshop because they were optional extras, and they also required modifying the existing structure – something I had promised during the workshop that we wouldn’t be doing.fireplace remodel

We built a stovepipe system that could be installed inside the old chimney, without modifying the existing structure. Besides, there are laws governing the installation of casing and safety of the …

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Fireplace Makeover With Details And Before And After Pictures (4)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. We built a stovepipe system that could be installed inside the old chimney, without modifying the existing structure. Besides, there are laws governing the installation of casing and safety of the duct. The best way to make this decision is to seek inspiration online (think Pinterest!) and in fireplace showrooms.fireplace remodel

Check back in later this week for the final post on transforming my fireplace and built-in bookcases including a DIY tutorial on lining the back of bookcases with burlap ! The best way to choose the style and color of stone is to visit a few showrooms that have fireplaces on display with various stone options.fireplace remodel

We avoided using large lintels in the design by instead building a series of arches using a simple wooden form. I used self-adhesive linoleum tiles to cover the old white linoleum. And here’s what our …

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Modern Fireplace Designs (3)

Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. I thought it would be as simple as walking into the showroom of the fireplace/stone veneer dealer, picking my stone, and scheduling the installation – silly girl, when has any project ever been that easy?! I’m a Craft-Doing, Coffee-Drinking, Lover of Animals, Decorating, Travel, Organizing, Painting, and Remodeling.fireplace remodel

We are in the process of redoing our old brick fireplace and, like you, have sort of framed our existing brick with wood to create a flush surface for the stone veneer. During this weekend workshop, we transformed a large, old fireplace in the Milmanda farmhouse into a vastly more efficient thermal mass stove, without altering the existing structure of the fireplace and chimney.

Moreover, its installation has a tax credit, so close your modern fireplace to help warm your home in winter. The fireplace flue is closed far more economical than the …

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Fireplace Makeover Part 3

A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. Here is the final product for my ’70’s fireplace remodel. There is no need to remove the old linoleum unless it’s in very bad disrepair. I mean seriously, we tackled brick demolition, tiling, rip cutting, bench planing, trim installation, new painting techniques, and more!

And, with the help of the organizers at l’Associaci├│ Persei , in February 2012 I taught a workshop at Milmanda on How to Design and Build a Thermal Mass Stove. I hope Milmanda’s new thermal mass stove will be cooking Maria’s delicious Catalan casseroles for many years to come!fireplace remodelfireplace remodel

Since our home improvement projects began a few months ago, we’ve had new carpet installed throughout our home, new tile installed in the entry hall, new flooring installed in the kitchen and dining room, and our fireplace has been remodeled. I wish I had a fireplace:( I …

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Garden Fireplace Ideas (2)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. This was connected to the stovepipe system and a variety of clay mixes were applied to absorb the heat from the exhaust gases and radiate into the house (rather than send all the heat straight up the chimney, like the old fireplace did). Then we got into the specifics of designing a thermal mass stove.fireplace remodel

This last Saturday, my husband painted the mantel. The modern fireplaces at risk include those who are called into office after a long period of inactivity. You have such a lovely style-the whole room is just beautiful, and I absolutely love the fireplace! Not only was it the wrong color, but it didn’t line up with the trim on the mantel (yeah I’m OCD like that), nor did it cover up the glue leftover from the old trim.

While the adhesive dried hubby used the jigsaw …