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However, after seeing how easy everything came off and how little the mantle was supported (the only thing holding it up turned out to be that crown! Just a little bit of that domino affect thing 🙂 Since we were also getting our floors installed shortly after, we changed up the size of the hearth and made it a little smaller, while making sure it was level with the new wood floors so that it wasn’t a trip hazard.
We found some great brick tiles from Home Depot and combining them with a 1/4″ cement board was almost a perfect match for our 3/4″ wood floor height.
It extends all the way up to the second floor since this room has a vaulted ceiling, so we want to be sure before we break out the ladder! Even though were only halfway done with the project, I’m so happy with the transformation so far!
After this project is done our living room will be so close to being “done” for now which will be a nice change 🙂 What do you think?
Allow the primer to dry before rolling on an interior latex paint over the fireplace bricks.
AKA my lovely husband who makes all these thoughts translate into finish products.
Luckily he went along with it, because we’re so excited about the progress!
Removing the tile was much much easier than we expected, but it did chip quite a bit and was oddly sharp.
If you have similar tile, be sure to take safety precautions 🙂 At first we weren’t sure if we were going to work with the existing mantle or create a new one.
Blackened soot, ashes and dust particles can accumulate on the exterior and interior spaces of a fireplace, making the bricks look old and dirty.