The happy happy hearth

We have eventually finished our rusty fireplace project! Hooray! (Well, as good as, still have a little bit of wire wool buffing to do and a background to add…). This was the fireplace when we got it…

and here it is now…

We got rid of a fair amount of the rust with a wire brush attachment on a drill…and an angle grinder…and lots and lots and lots of elbow grease. I can’t take all the credit as The Big Man probably did most of the work. We decided we didn’t want the traditional black in the end as we didn’t think it would go with the room so used a pewter coloured paint and softened the shine down with wire wool.

Our new dilemma is…what to put behind the fireplace? We didn’t want to make it a working fireplace but we need something to put in the middle bit instead of a fire. We are considering painting some lining paper with 3d effect brickwork…watch this space.

tkm x


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