April 28, 2009
When we moved into our house, the living room fireplace had been completely bricked off. Apparently, they removed the fireplace when they put central heat in way back when. Building a new fireplace wasn't a feasible option, but we did still have the chimney to work with. Our solution was to connect a small gas fireplace to it. We did this last summer, and I've been looking at a hole in our wall since then. Well, we finally have the next step underway, and here's a progress report. You can see our new mantle! It will eventually be painted white, there will be black stone around the fireplace unit, and sconces will be installed above. We're getting there!