Jazzing up a fireplace
August 31, 2009
I’m posting some more of my favorite home improvement projects. This one cost about $50 but took a day and half of labor. I bought polished river stones from Michael’s on sale for a dollar a bag. Got some fireplace adhesive (made for high heat temps), and some grout.
The pattern looks random, but I balanced different types of rocks on each side as well as colored glass pieces (which I had left over from a mosaic project). The design in the middle was spur of the moment and came together surprisingly well.
Would I recommend this? Yes. The difficulty level on a scale of one to five is about a two, with level one being painting and level five being detailed carpentry work.
Go ahead, add some jazz to your fireplace. For very little money, you’ll wow your family and friends.
This is another fellow writer from my FF&P chapter – please stop by and give her work a read!