My darling hubby sure is a sweeheart, the wallpaper we have in our front lounge has some beautiful red/gold wallpaper on one wall as an accent. Not to everybodies taste I know, but we love it. I have tried in the past to do the pastel colours and I do love them but somehow they just never seem to work for me. So we have a gas stove (and yes would love a woodburner) but as no chimneys in our house, it would mean taking pipes up outside the side of the house and don't really think neighbours would take kindly to that. So back to story, we kept on looking at the stove standing there on the flagstone hearth, we have had it standing alone like this for two years and it has been fine until about a month ago. You know you go through these changes in your house. Hubby pondered and ummed and ahhe'd and bless him, turned to me and said "I'll build brickwork around it and make a fire surround. He worked all last weekend, he is so thorough and keeps mess to a minimal.
Ta da.................... he's done a great job, chose chailey
bricks which have a old worlde look about them.
He had to keep the brick pillars within the frame
of the mantel and the hearth. I was a tad worried
that it would look weird. We think it looks great
and has made the room seem so cosy now. What do you think?
So this weekend it will be decorating with
all things Christmas.......have a good weekend...
don't get snowed in. x