Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekend Project: Fireplace

After much debate we finally bit the bullet and made a decision about our fireplace.
Backstory: We've been working on this project for 2 years now getting estimates for gas, propane, pellet stoves (why don't they make attractive versions of this?) looking at the new gel fireplaces (most of which are too modern for our colonial home), figuring out direct vent vs vent less, electric vs gas vs propane, costs for each, etc. We would do some research, get discouraged and move on to a different project.

So behold our new fireplace doors: Yes, I do realize that these doors don't have the ability to make fire, but they are a cheap fix to keep the cold air out (at least 90% of it) and we can get rid of the hideous cardboard that we had there before. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we were living ghetto fabulous with cardboard covering our fireplace. Here are the before and after:

Before:










And After:















What makes me even more proud of the completion of this project is that we picked out the doors online at Lowes and they were $339, when we got to the store they turned out to be $289. Wait, it gets better: we also had a coupon for 10% off! So we got $339 doors for $260.10! WOO-HOO!

1 comment:

brettinsky said...

Looks beautiful! Candles are my favorite part!