Sunday, December 27, 2009
The fireplace project
The latest project on the little red house is complete and the entire family is enjoying it! What I mean by that is the dogs are plopped out in front of it as I write this! We wanted to install a gas fireplace to warm up the little cottage and at the same time add a little character to the room without taking up much space. After finding that the home improvement stores did not have the tile we were looking for we decided to create the hearth our selves. Venturing to one of our favorite beaches we
gathered rocks one day, perfect rocks
I might add, to become
the hearth under our fireplace.
Handpicking each rock to be in its
right spot, trying my best not to
create any kind of pattern so as to look as natural as possible. The rocks are beautifully polished and shaped by the churning of the ocean waves and time. After the rocks were all in place we grouted them in with "river rock" colored grout. After cleaning all the rocks we coated them with a protective seal and we were ready to install the fireplace. The end results fit us and our little red house perfectly! Here is to warm cozy mornings and romantic evenings...
stay tuned for the next project! We
have a big list for the New Year ahead!
WHAT INSPIRES ME
Nature, The Ocean, Colors, My Family, James, My Friends, My Pets,God, Music & Poetry, Creative People, Chocolate, Country Living Magazine, Antsy McClain, Dr, Wayne Dyer, Body & Soul Magazine,Gardening, Old Things, My Dreams, Rachel Ray, Morning, The Seasons, Seeds and the list will continue...Let me know what inspires you?