Jumping back to an oldie but a goodie from ~2006.
The Challenge — dress up a plain Jane fireplace insert in a new townhouse.
The Before — just the tiled hearth box, the insert surrounded by textured Sheetrock and a pre-made shelf that was serving as ‘mantel’
The After — tiled surround and crisp clean lines of a mission style mantel
The final result:
- I custom designed, drafted, built and installed this piece
- Tracked down and installed matching tiles from the builder to tile a surround that matched the hearth box
- Frame and panel construction
- Built up complex molding
- Primed and painted finish