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

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.fireplace remodelfireplace 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.

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

Creating a mantle without chiseling off the protruding brick shelf took lots of effort and I am very proud of hubby for doing such an amazing job. The photos also show that in preparation for the workshop, I had replaced the old wooden mantel shelf (the old one had some fire damage).