Fireplace Surround Retrofit (December 2018)

Design, Installation, Tile work, Painting 

Original fireplace shown with a piece of tile leaning on left, trying to visualize...

Plywood backer boards screwed to brick.

Paint grade poplar attached to plywood nailers


Brick hearth primed and painted, first coat on poplar and wall trim paint started. 


More layers of trim and crown moulding added, with priming and painting along the way.


Making progress, but need a special mantle...

...and a piece of live edge cherry slab is perfect.

Here, ready to cut to size.

Just about done, tile and grout completed, painting completed. Only one thing missing...


"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care..."