It was a very long day, it was one of those days that you work and work, but no one can really tell you did anything! This is what I see sitting on the couch while watching tv. I put another coat of paint on the fireplace, mantel and facade pieces. I then collapsed on the couch, exhausted!
Just a reminder of what my fireplace looked like last week.
You can see that I disconnected the gas logs and cleaned out the firebox. It was quite a chore! The logs are very heavy. There was a lot of creosote. I scraped the bricks inside with a putty knife, and them scrubbed them with hot soapy water. I got tired of scrubbing, so I started painting again.
I put another coat on the brick and the mantel.
I also put another coat on the facade pieces on either side of the firebox.
I looked for light fixtures today at Home Depot, but I was unable to find anything I liked in my price range.
I taped around the light fixtures, that's why they look a little weird. The tape is still there. I need to do another coat around them tomorrow.
My plan is to leave around 8 inches all around the firebox.
I bought some trim today to give the facade pieces some detail. I didn't even get a coat of primer on them though. I ran out of steam! 🙂 I still didn't get the baseboard put down in the hallway.
I still haven't made a decision on the hearth. I'm just plugging along one day at a time.
I love the black on the fireplace of The Lettered Cottage fireplace, however I do not think that I am going to paint the firebox surround black at this time. I feel like if I paint it, there is no going back. I am going to see how it looks after I get this stage done. (if I ever do get this stage done)
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