My fireplace and I are at odds…maybe even an all out war. I expect to win, however before I can claim victory there will always be some set backs. A few months back I got a wild hair one morning and removed the hearth, that post can be found here. It was an all out demolition with nothing more than a rubber mallet and a railroad spike. Yes, a railroad spike. My arms hurt for days from swinging that mallet, but it was worth it.
There are some family members who will never understand what led me to tear out a brick hearth. What they don’t understand is that nothing I do is on a whim. The removal of that hearth was well thought out and planned for years, in my head that is. That’s when I know something is right, when I obsess about it for years and dream about how I will carry out my mission.
That said, my next thorn in my side “was” the mantle, many a night I’ve dreamed of how I would remove it and replace it with something different.
That day has not come yet, so I did the next best thing…but first the before shots. I’ll warn you now, the photo stinks. Still trying to improve the indoor shots.
Practice and patience.
First I cleaned the mantle off and then painted it…
Now it blends with the brick more and doesn’t stick out like an ugly brown blemish on brick.
Now it was time to load it back up…and why not decorate for fall?
By clicking the photo above you can check out the other participants of the 31 days of change!
Day 1 Before & After here
Day 2 Before & After here
Day 3 Before & After here
Day 4 Before & After here
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See ya tomorrow!