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

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

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

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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...

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