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!

6 comments:

creekside rummager said...

That would make a great table top too. I love the calming colors of the stones. You guys did really good on this project.

TheVintageHusband said...

that's so awesome. Looks great and the fact you hand picked the rocks, fantasic!

Random Things and Our Family Life said...

That looks so nice!!

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CiNdEe said...

That is really cute! I love rocks too and wish my hearth was rock instead of brick. But when we had our house built 20 years ago I didn't think about doing it in rocks...not sure why cuz I loved them then too!
I love how yours looks and its so personal too since you picked each rock out yourself!!!!

The Green Pea said...

I love the little stones and it is a fabulous job. Lots of work but it turned out great. sandi

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