Monday, February 16, 2015
Granite Surround and Finishing The Fireplace
Sorry for the delay. Mike and I finally, after 4 months, made it to our favorite Florida Flea market:):) Now for last week's accomplishments.
We ordered granite for the kitchen counters and also the fireplace at the same time. Sadly the fireplace granite took 6 weeks to install. I have no idea why but Mike and I are very happy that it is now finished:)
Bringing the granite into the living room:
Time to cover the last of the brick:)
They use big suction cups to hold the granite and silicone in place.
Mike helps them hold it:
After they got here, Mike says to the owner "you know you should have cut it out like a sink instead of using 5 pieces", lol. Now he says something.
There is no more red brick showing in this house. Time to bring it into the 2000's:)
Mike nails in the trim that I painted to cover in the small gaps:
The day that was installed I ordered a fireplace door for us. Apparently the pictures don't show the true colors…so are crossing our fingers. The choices were black which did not match anything, silver which was not really a silver, and an antique brass which is supposed to be like a brown. We though brown would go best and we did not want another square thing in that spot.
Yay…it looks pretty good. The color is a very dark brown but it is better than black:
Mike adds the insulation behind the doors:
Of course the brackets that came with it were not strong enough so Mike designed his own way to install it. With my help we got the door in place and bolted in.
Mike works on the screen:
Another finishing touch to this house:
That was just a quick update. It seems my pictures from last week have us all over the place doing different things. I will organize what we did and post next Monday.
Have a great week:)