Fireplace Facelift

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Project by taylodr posted 10-19-2009 03:27 AM 2773 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to making the fireplace look better. Originally it was carpeted along with the floors. I was able to finish the hardwood floors in the whole house, but the carpet looked awful at the fireplace. I made the side pieces to match up to the existing wood on the walls, and this was also my first masonry project. The color doesn’t match perfectly, but it is close enough. It isn’t perfect, but definitely better.
The second photo is the only one I can find that shows the carpet.

-- Dustin

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#1 posted 10-19-2009 03:30 AM

Nice work and super cute little one.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-19-2009 03:45 AM

Well it is definitely one heck of a job you did. One of the toughest things that we face as wood workers is color matching and I think that you did that rather well. And it is a nice improvement that you made.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#3 posted 10-19-2009 03:53 AM

Very nice remodel. I think you got the color match pretty darn close and the stone is a big improvement over the carpet.

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 10-19-2009 04:43 AM

What a difference. Nice effect. Sometimes simple changes, done well, make a big difference.

I am sure the little one was a big help. Any time you needed something moistened, hand it to her…...straight to the mouth I bet…....(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 10-19-2009 04:49 AM

Very Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 10-19-2009 11:38 AM

Very nice result and a woodworking solution. What could be better?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 10-19-2009 12:29 PM

Very nice facelift. You did a great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 10-19-2009 12:39 PM

This is a really nice addition to your home. Remodeling the fireplace, as you have done, makes it the focal point of the room and is a vast improvement on what was originally there.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 10-19-2009 04:13 PM

nice upgrade.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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