Hello there all! Wow, what a full weekend break! My hubby was out of community so the kiddo as well as I played hard all day Saturday– all sort of autumn benefits. Sunday I worked my tail off obtaining the fire place finished up!It’s DONE!
I had a pair points entrusted to do to obtain it done– I had already finished up the wall surface therapy above the fire place as well as I’m truly pleased with how it came together.I knew all along I intended to plank the leading wall surface, yet I intended to do it a little in a different way than I did.last time. I desired the planks to be much broader than the basic mdf or.pine.I typically use. I went straight for the underlayment at the equipment shop:.
This is right stuff made use of under floor covering and it’s SUPER inexpensive. I paid $13 for a large sheet. The good person at Lowe’s cut it down into strips for me– each one just over 5 inches large.
The sides needed to be sanded down simply a little bit– it wasn’t as poor as I assumed it would certainly be. After that I provided 2 coats of my Peppercorn color and began the procedure of hanging:.
My wall surface is a little over 50 inches high so I did some figuring to determine the width of each plank– I knew I was going to put some room in between each one so I wound up with the five+ size. You can use anything you desire as a spacer– I had my brad nails accessible so utilized those.
By the way, I repainted the wall surface the gray shade first– this is very important if you’re mosting likely to leave any room between your boards.
I relocated my \”spacers\” down each slab as I toenailed them in, checking for degree while I did it:.
This install went really quickly– the front part anyhow. The only parts that spent some time were around the outlet:.
I utilized my jigsaw to reduce out the place for it. This timber is so slim I might have just scored it and also broken it off actually:.
I repainted right over the cover and also the electrical outlet:.
Due to the fact that I required so many items, the sides took some time as well simply. These were installed the exact same means:.
Since I needed a lot of boards that were the specific very same size I just used my original as an overview to reduce them all out:.
I simply lay it on top of the board, mark the line, cut, lay it down again, cut … it saves time rather than measuring every piece.
You can see below how slim this timber is– precisely what I was looking for!:.
The corners didn’t require to be excellent due to the fact that I covered those with some edge molding.
I had actually ended up all that up recently yet still required to touch up some areas. I also put one final layer on the whole fireplace– it required three coats of the Peppercorn completely.
Right here’s that exact same corner with the trim covering those rough sides:.
I haven’t also filled the holes on the wall yet as well as I don’t think I will– they add a little rustic panache that maintains this location from getting also stuffy. That’s my justification anyway.:-RRB-.
When I developed this significant fireplace I knew the TELEVISION was going to have to go above. Not my very first selection however it was the only way to make the format work. I had the individuals make an inset in the center of that upper wall surface for the TELEVISION to sit into:.
We have it on a bracket that moves any kind of instructions– however when we push it back in you can not see any kind of cords at all. I LIKE that. Love love love:.
I can not think this thing is lastly done! I’m absolutely head over heels for all of it!:.
I headed out of my comfort zone paint it that dark grey yet I ENJOY it. When and a while.:-RRB-, it really feels great to branch out every.
We get such good light in right here now the room can take it:.
The mantel is so deep– my opportunities are unlimited! I just want to play about with some points to see what works. In the meantime it’s easy as well as I like it.
I had some gold candle light sconces from Target to hang on either side of the TELEVISION but when we held them up last night both my husband and also I thought they really did not look. It looked also busy. I assume I would certainly still like to attempt something on either side perhaps, yet they will certainly need to be skinny and lengthy:.
The crown still requires to be repainted and also ended up there … I’ll take on that simultaneously around the area.
If you remember we needed to construct the fire place out this much due to the fact that or else we would certainly’ve needed to get a license to construct a \”doghouse\” off the back of the home for it. That would have added fairly a little bit of time as well as great deals of cash so we chose this. It wound up functioning EXCELLENT since we currently have additional storage and also a place for the TV parts on the sides:.
A few of you asked and also YES the remotes overcome that steel sheet! I ENJOY that I have all kinds of junk in those cabinets right now and also you can not also tell. Buwhahaha.:-RRB-.
We were going to hold off on any kind of more building till next year … however then I swiftly understood I just intended to obtain it all over with. To ensure that home window on the right will certainly be double doors soon (I’m really hoping within a month) and the bay home window in the kitchen area will certainly obtain a transformation too. I have not proceeded the molding in that location or painted anything– there’s no factor till after we get that done.
However the big beast in the space is DONE!! It took me virtually a month!:.
I’m SO delighted with it. Now onto the smaller sized work in this space to obtain it finished up– paint, molding fixes, door trim, much more paint and afterwards some final enhancing touches. This is taking waaaay longer than I believed it would certainly yet it’s been a pleasure along the way.:-RRB- Many thanks for going along with me, as constantly.
To see more concerning the dark gray shade, go.here.
To see exactly how I cut the inserts out of the doors and what I made use of to cover them, go.below.
For a tutorial on installing a floor tile fire place border, go.right here.
For tips on how to cleanse the glass on a gas fireplace see.below.and extra ideas on beautifying your fire place.right here.