My husband and I moved into our first house last summer and knew the fireplace was high on the list of changes we wanted to make. The honey is a carpenter, so sometimes we get leftovers from job sites, like the fantastic charcoal gray 1" tiles that were the inspiration for the whole thing. You'll notice there's also a fence of sorts in the plant's pot. That is the ONLY way we could keep the cat from climbing my Dracina and eating all the leaves. It's two pieces of a decorative garden border that I bent into arcs and fit into the pot. Here's the final product:
And the before-ish (we had already removed the previous owner's hideous home made mantle). Complete with roast stuffed chicken straight from the claw machine:
On a side note, the purple chair was re-upholstered a while back as well. I got the chair as a hand-me-down from my parents and the purple striped silk for $2 at a garage sale
Anyway, back to the fireplace! I got to tile the whole thing myself, and the hubby and I poured, stained, and finished the concrete hearth. We poured it in the garage and schlepped it into the living room.
Kimby tiling, lol:
And the soon-to-be hearth drying in the cluttered garage:
Yay! The next project is the guest bathroom, then the backyard....