Estelle Jan 2007

Estelle Jan 2007
This is the home built by John Nelson

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Fireplaces Stained

Sasha and Anya were little help - more of an obstacle - when it came to staining. We had to keep them away from the stain and the paper. Anya wanted to lay down on the brown paper after I rolled it out to cut it and tape it to the fireplace (to keep the stain from getting on the tile and the fireplace glass).

Nevertheless, we were able to get through our staining yesterday and today - and the fireplaces turned out OK. We spent a fair amount of time working outside this weekend on the garage roof (finally some decent weather) - but getting these fireplaces stained was too exciting to pass up. Definitely worth the effort.

We were going for a look that made these new modern fireplaces look like they'd been a part of this 130 year old house since it was built. Here are some photos.

I really like the polished grey grey slate surrounding the red front room fireplace. Each piece is slightly unique - some have black reflective spots. Others show veining or slight swirls. Quite intriguing to look at them.

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