Trapped within this time capsule of ugly, was the cutest, most charming little wood burning stove!
Ugliest Fireplace In the Country!
This is the hideous, beastly monstrosity we inherited when we bought our house nearly 4 years ago... with the quarantine in place, we finally had time to work on it! FINALLY!
Little secret inside..
The brick surrounding the stove was in pretty bad shape, so we supported the original mantel and the brick below it with the 2x4s...then just finished a new frame around the stove!
Now comes the fun part!
The tile I chose was beautiful and had this antique, faded print in these lovely, muted colors...
cutting the tile was not as complicated as I feared and basically it was a matter of fitting the pieces together like a puzzle...
And here she is!!!
I used trim that I stained to cover the mantel and all the edges.. I also matched the corbels with the same stain..we’re still working on the hearth floor but all in all... I LOVE how she cane out!! Whaddaya think????