Seems like everyplace we look lately there is a project to be done.
Last winter we talked about a different place for our carvings…they were here and there and everywhere. Our good friend from Oklahoma City had a design in mind for some shelves next to the fireplace. He made them and brought them by a few weeks ago! He is a sweetheart!! I sealed them and then they became a rainy day project. Our fireplace has two heavy duty timbers on both sides of the fireplace.
All the carvings were cleaned…I use a small dry paintbrush on most of them.
There was one carving that just wouldn’t fit…and I have two other carvings a Trillium and a Loon that are elsewhere in the house.
Yes that fireplace surround is a one of a kind. We went to Menards and picked out three different colors of tile and smashed them with a hammer and it took me three weeks to put the pieces in place. Then the whole thing was grouted and sealed. The gas fireplace is our backup heat source if the electricity goes out.
One more wall in the house was spring housecleaned!