Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. Here’s a little bit of a side view so you can get a better view of the crown molding on the mantel. I had also installed a bit of ductwork in the chimney to take cold air from the downstairs pantry, heat it with the new thermal mass stove, and send it upstairs to heat the bedrooms.

The firebox, white oven and internal heat riser of the stove were built using firebricks and refractory mortar. I would love to do this with our fireplace but the bricks directly over the opening are a bit blackened after 25 years. It doesn’t have to be expensive Here is what I did with our 5th Wheel Travel Trailer.fireplace remodel

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.

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.fireplace remodelfireplace remodel

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.