Monday, November 28, 2011

The Story of a Fireplace Makeover: part 2

Along with eating way too much pumpkin pie over the weekend we were also able to get some major work done on the fireplace. When we stopped last weekend we were at this point in the process...


First thing Nick needed to do was patch the mortar on the inside floor of the fireplace. The mortar between the bricks in the picture below was completely degraded.

before

during

after

While the mortar was drying the paint grade MDF was cut down to size. Starting with either side of the fireplace and making sure to cut around the vent openings. It was secured to the 2x4's with nails.



Once the MDF was on Nick got to work adding trim around the edges so as to create a seamless look.



Once the mortar was dry the next step was paint. Nick picked up a can of high heat spray paint in black at Lowe's for the project. He sprayed the exterior bricks, inside walls, and vents with the high heat paint. We still plan on either painting or staining the inside floor and the outside tile.


Next up was cutting the trim pieces to size to create the desired look we were going for. Nick was a rock star at this point. There were so many cuts and pieces to put together to accomplish our goal.



We still need to caulk, sand and paint. Plus we need to build the actual mantle piece, but we are well on our way.

1 comment:

Annalisa said...

That is amazing!!! You have come such a long ways. It is really looking great! It was so good to see you this weekend. Love you.