One thing about Gray Gables is that it has a fireplace. It is not in the last house, although I think that was when I bought it. Imagine that you will be surprised when discovering that the fireplace is just a wall and don’t care!
But no matter what my romantic self is, I would like to have a quiet conversation with my friends by the fireplace, with a burning Christmas tree in the background, handmade marshmallow toast, romantic romance, etc. Besides, I still There are still many things. These. A wish. Decorative cloak, damn it. what! Therefore, the fireplace is definitely on our to-do list. Although we must have him. He is not that beautiful.
For a while, I was thinking about how to deal with it. Some people wanted to paint it white, some wanted to cover it up and turn it into a stone fireplace, and others wanted to make it more modern and cover it.
Tie it to the countertop with concrete or something. Although all of these are still viable options, my old part likes bricks. It is warm and comfortable, but the red should be gone. After a lot of research, we decided to paint the bricks. I think this is the cheapest, simplest, and most influential project we have ever completed. Begin by removing the mantle and the gold screen from the fireplace.
Then I did lime mixing-I learned different ways on the Internet. Some people used lime and salt, some people painted the paint and then peeled it when wet, and some people painted it, and then I sanded the paint To get what I needed. wanted. Decided to use the simplest method I have seen: Mix equal parts of paint and water, mix well, and apply 2-3 thin coats. Fortunately, we have a quart of white paint samples and an extra bucket of Halloween candy, so we washed the bucket, poured out the paint, added a can of paint filled with water to the mixture, and mixed it!
The picture is very simple: John Aland starts at one end, I start at the other end, and we meet in the middle. It is much thinner than ordinary paint, especially the second coat. I think the second layer is much larger. Liquid, because the first layer fills the holes of the brick. It seems to be right!
The drawing is very simple: John Aland starts at one end, I start at the other end, and we meet in the middle. It is much thinner than ordinary paint, especially the second coat. I think the second layer is much larger. Liquid, because the first layer fills the holes of the brick. It seems to be right! I decided to try a new type of fireplace on the floor to make sure I like it. I like how the red of the wood accentuates the red. How sweet it is! And I can dance/walk barefoot/roll on the floor without worrying about stepping on my nails.
Now that we like the appearance of the electric fireplace, we have considered the shelf next to the fireplace. From the beginning, you know that you want to turn the top of the cabinet into an open shelf, and then save the lower cabinet for storage.
John Aland helped me prepare. Putting the painting aside, we decided that we didn’t like the jagged edges, so he removed it with a pry bar. Then we decided not to like the edges or the details in the middle. After pulling out a ton of wood (accidentally pulling out sad plasterboard, booing), we decided to fall in love with it! The photo shows how big the shelf on the right is! Well, in the end, you need to trim the shelves to make them look clean and perform Claro drywall repairs, but so far everything is good!