When I left off on the fireplace in this post, we had made it to about this point (above), with the fireplace itself basically complete, but the wall behind it needing a new coat of paint and some trim reinstalled.
You can see in the photo above that there were a lot of paint colours going on, as well as the new drywall patch needing to be painted. When I bought more paint to touch up around the new lights we installed, it really didn’t match (which you can see if you look close at the light). The solution was to paint “corner to corner.” With this method, the theory is that since light hits all walls differently anyway, you won’t be able to tell if there are slight differences in colour like you can with a patch.
While Max was out at a fire meeting one night, I managed to get the whole wall done (on the other side of the doorway as well). I waited for that to dry, and then moved the stuff back up against that wall.
Max worked on getting the trim back up and then it was “done!”
Well, except for a mantel.
I love the way the fireplace contrasts with the wall.
I picked up this cute little distressed wooden box with a lid at Homesense and put it on top where the mantel will eventually be. I thought this would be a great place to keep the fireplace remote so we don’t lose it.
This is what it looks like on. Our fireplace can change colours, and I like the blue best (obviously).
Now obviously, I just need a rustic wooden mantel to finish it off. The place that sells scrap and reclaimed lumber, Salvage Supermarket in Winnipeg, is only open Monday to Friday. Since we’re usually only there on weekends, I was trying to figure out how we could make it work to pick up some old beams for a mantel. As far as I knew, there was no place in Thunder Bay that sells reclaimed wood, but I texted my brother to check.
He agreed that he only knew of auto and metal salvage in Thunder Bay, but put the request on Kijiji. Less than 24 hours later I had two free 8×8 beams.
He is bringing them home to me over Easter weekend so hopefully they work out. I can’t wait to see this fireplace completely done. As a reminder, below is my inspiration image. I recently found out it is actually Gunnar’s house from the show Nashville.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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