This weekend we were able to paint over the previously poorly painted stones - for the record, I would have just left it natural stone if they hadn't painted over it and ruined it already! I tried sanding paint off but that didn't work unfortunately.
|Let the cleaning begin!|
|This is as clean as I could get it; that soot is burned on. And I wasn't planning on cleaning the inside!|
|Almost done! I'll explain the mantle paint below...|
|Mike came in to help me finish|
BUT I think I found a solution - see the white trim on the right side below? It really made a difference, especially in person, so I think we are going to build (hold the laughs please) a little frame out so the mantle won't look so just plopped on there, which I think is the problem. Stay tuned!
And did you notice? The FLOOR?! More on that later...