Our last blog post was about the first step in our sunroom remodeling project: Painting Once we put new paint on the walls and ceiling, it was clear that something needed to be done with the fireplace. We topped the fireplace with a new piece of wood and added molding around the edges for a polished and finished look. A pair of 6 panel wood doors are cut to fit the new eave openings. Ann Sacks luxor grey” limestone tile and topo azul” slab and a wood mantel painted in a similar grey give the fireplace a subtle presence in the room, toned down from the stark white it was previously.
I have found that after receiving their new mantel, many people have questions and want advice on the best ways to go about finishing a fireplace mantel. Just a couple more pieces of drywall. Typically this decision is made before buying the mantel as different wood types and materials are used in producing a mantel based on if it will be painted or stained.
A fireplace mantel is also an excellent place to hang stockings and display cards around Christmas time. The new glass door, glass 3×6 tile on the walls, 12×12 porcelain tiles on the floor and chrome fixtures mix together to create a soothing feel. Your fireplace mantel can serve as another place to display gifts – think of is as an extension of the space under your Christmas tree.
So since I have several rooms with wood on the ceiling and walls, let’s panel the front wall with a little board and batten. I removed the cabinets to make it easier to work on the windows and stained glass was made by my friend Jules Mominee at Mominee Studios The design is a popular arts & crafts motif that I modified to fit my windows.
We worked for about two straight weeks painting coat after coat of the primer on the walls and ceiling. If you really want to purchase the best electric wall fireplace for your house then you must surely read this article. So to divert my wife I repaired and painted up this little hall table so she could pretend we had a living space here with real furniture.