A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. 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.
The natural stone costs more than manufactured hearthstones but for most fireplaces it’s not too large of an area so the difference in cost may be doable. In case you missed it, in Monday’s post I blogged about painting the bookcases and adding new moulding and hardware Today I’m going to give you the low-down on designing the stone veneer fireplace.
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.
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.
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.