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Stacked Stone Fireplaces (2)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. While the adhesive dried hubby used the jigsaw to cut the 1/4 inch plywood luan facade that would be nailed onto the furring strips. Hubby also drilled two concrete anchors (pictured below) into the first and last of the furring strips for extra support. I think that I want to get a brick fireplace in our new home!

Cool Outdoor Fireplace for your Garden by Hagen and Zohar DigsDigs. Love not only the fireplace but the rest of the room as well. My fireplace obviously has no mantel – not because I made a conscious decision not to have one but because I hadn’t thought to make plans for one before the time of the stone installation.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 …

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Home Improvements ~ Our Fireplace Remodel Is Finished (2)

Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. 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

While the adhesive dried hubby used the jigsaw to cut the 1/4 inch plywood luan facade that would be nailed onto the furring strips. Hubby also drilled two concrete anchors (pictured below) into the first and last of the furring strips for extra support. I think that I want to get a brick fireplace in our new home!

My interests beyond natural building are in community development, which I incorporate in my work by leading natural building workshops and seminars for non-professionals. …

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Fireplace Makeover Part 3 (3)

A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. We began with the classroom element of the workshop, introducing the basic principles of the thermal mass stove and the transference of heat. I found this cute wire rack at Ross for $12.99. It holds our towels leaving room for bathroom supplies under the sink.

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. We installed a stone facade over the stove, to help it blend in with the original stonework of the fireplace and chimney.

The paint will get bumped and this helps keep the paint from chipping off the wall. After this, we installed new metal doors for the firebox and white oven, built for us by a local metalworker. When you first shared pictures of your mantel makeover some time …

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Modern Fireplace Designs (4)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. 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.fireplace remodel

The paint will get bumped and this helps keep the paint from chipping off the wall. After this, we installed new metal doors for the firebox and white oven, built for us by a local metalworker. When you first shared pictures of your mantel makeover some time ago, I was blown away and kind of intimidated at the same time.

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 …

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Best Interior Design House (2)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. 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.

I had a gallon of my favorite BEHR RED Paint at home. This project is a good alternative for those of you that desire to give your outdated fireplace a new look without all the mess that tearing it down brick by brick would create. Even the fireplace has a touch of modern with it’s straight lines and smooth surface, but it’s softened by the traditional mantel.

Below you can see the photos of the finished thermal mass stove. For the sides, I just smoothed some caulk directly on and painted …

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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 …