|Forum topic by dakremer||posted 10-11-2014 01:27 AM||1272 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
10-11-2014 01:27 AM
Hey guys. Its been awhile since I’ve posted! I still come on here to check out the projects almost every day, just no time to actually “get involved” as of late. My wife and I bought a 100 year old house (really well taken care of) and have been doing some cosmetic updating to it, along with a few minor repairs.
To the point….
One of our projects is sprucing up the fireplace. My wife did not like the look of the stone on it, so we decided to paint it white….
We took out the old fireplace doors off so it’d be easier to paint. It was also in pretty poor shape and was this horrible sparkly brown color.
We (in haste) bought new fireplace glass doors that got delivered today. However, It fits on the face of the (now white) stone. This wouldn’t be a big deal, however with the unevenness of the stone, there are large gaps between the stone face and the fireplace doors. The old doors fit inside the stone against the little lip you can see in these pics….
This pic is over-exposed so you can see the lip better…
Whats the fix here? I know nothing about this. I’m assuming there are such things as doors that fit like our old one, however I can’t seem to find them on the internet (for a reasonable price). Is this going to be a custom job?
question two. now that the fireplace is white, we don’t like the look of the mantel. It is mortared into the fireplace…
I don’t think sanding the mantel down (and re-staining) is a good idea, because then it wouldn’t have that rough texture anymore.
What are my options? I was thinking about building a 5 sided box that would just fit over the mantel, but not sure how that would look. What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance!! I appreciate it
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