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Garden Fireplace Ideas

A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. 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

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.

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 …

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Stacked Stone Fireplaces (4)

Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. And, with the help of the organizers at l’Associació 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!

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.

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 This project is a good alternative for those of you that desire to give your outdated fireplace a new look without all the mess …

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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.

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.

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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Thermal Mass Stove Design (2)

A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. And, with the help of the organizers at l’Associació 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!

I love this – it is a good idea for our red brick fireplace, which I loathe! Your living room now looks like something from a magazine, it is so gorgeous. I really wanted the trim overlap far enough to meet that inside piece of the mantel. We made an insulative mix using expanded clay to slow down the rate of heat loss in the firebox, white oven and heat riser, and a denser mix was used to direct the conduction of heat towards the face of the stove and into …

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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! (4)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. I painted the area around the fireplace box with Olympics Flat latex Zero Voc paint in Black Magic and the rest of the fireplace in Cloud White (flat latex) a Benjamin Moore color. Then we built a new firebox with a white oven on top, in the old fireplace.

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

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. …