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.
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 am your newest follower.
Another option to consider is using natural stone for the hearth even if you used manufactured stone veneer for the rest of the fireplace. Notice behind the stove is just plain boring wallpaper. Once I pulled them off I used the same red paint. I haven’t shared photos of the new flooring in our kitchen and dining room here on my blog yet.
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.