The Beetle Juice fireplace has been officially replaced!!! Once again, I owe a huge thanks to my super-talented father-in-law, (see his previous workmanship on the Master Bedroom Bookshelves).
A family friend and the amazing designer behind Oliver Designs, (her website is coming soon), suggested I go for something modern, like this:
So here’s the Beetle Juice BEFORE:
SIDE NOTE: It’s actually not within code because it’s surrounded by drywall and provides no escape for the heat with the tapered top mantel.
And here is the AFTER:
There’s no instructional for this because it was a little out of my league. It required mortar, several pieces of stone, a stone-cutting machine, 2x4s, and an EXTREMELY talented father-in-law/carpenter. I did learn how to grout though! Perhaps that will come in another post.
(Take note of my parents’ super happy dog in the left corner. He likes the fireplace makeover too).
Here’s to fireplaces that are within code!