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.
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.
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.
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.
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.