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Fireplace Detail...for Trance-Gemini

Posted by moccasinlanding (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 18, 10 at 12:53

The fireplace is tiled, sort of unglazed and the size of subway tiles or thin bricks. I hope these photos show what you need to see. If you need more, let me know.

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The following photo shows how the fireplace fits into the room, with the molding and mantle. I would remove the molding which forms a frame above the mantle, because it is not a proportion which makes it easy to put a picture in the space.
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This shows the grout lines at the edge. Pretty wide, IMHO.
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Not shown, the other fireplace in the living room or parlor. It is faced in polished 12 x 12 black granite tiles. So is the hearth. It gives a more formal effect.


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RE: Fireplace Detail...for Trance-Gemini

Thanks ML, I've never seen a fireplace tiled like that before in two different tones but I really like it! and I think it adds some interest. I've thought about marble for mine but I think it would be too expensive and maybe too formal for my house. I like the matt finish on them too, hmm, this has given me a lot to think about and I have an orangey colour in the LR at the moment which I'll re paint in the future to a more gold colour so I can already see that it will work with those warm type of colours. Thanks for posting it :)


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RE: Fireplace Detail...for Trance-Gemini

Trance, is this a different fireplace that you are working on? I thought you had finished your living room mantle and hearth already

I know you are reaching springtime in WA, so will be spending more time outdoors and less on the computer. Be sure to check in regularly with your progress.


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RE: Fireplace Detail...for Trance-Gemini

"I thought you had finished your living room mantle and hearth already "

lol, you'd think I would have by now but I got the legs done and havent done the top board yet, and then I still need to figure out the tiling.

In the mean time I've been making some bedding and getting distracted with other projects again. I just never seem to get enough time to do all the things I want, Im like a turtle just crawling along :)


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RE: Fireplace Detail...for Trance-Gemini

And of course you remember that the WINNER of the race between the tortoise and the hare WAS.......

Persistence must pay off, right?
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RE: Fireplace Detail...for Trance-Gemini

oh I think the both the tortoise and the hare have packed up and gone home by the time I get done :) but I'll get there in the end.

I did get the kitchen ceiling patched up and painted as well and we have very decorative crown moulding in there that is painstakingly slow to do by hand but I was glad to get that done because it was really bothering me so the fireplace just seems to get pushed to the back of the list a lot.


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