Welcome Spring

After a long winter I'm so excited for spring to finally really be here. I think I'm going to take a little break from blogging and really enjoy the season. I have so many projects that I'm really looking forward to working on. Hope you all have a wonderful Spring time!

Wednesday, August 4

Are those really tiles?

My house was built in 1863. It had three fireplaces, but unfortunately two were filled in with cement..can you believe that? The mantle was so cool I wanted it to look like a working fireplace. I added the cast iron fireplace door and then it need tile to fill in. So I made my tiles out of sheet rock. I cut them to the size I wanted with a utility knife. Next I peeled off some of the paper( wetting it helped it come off easier) and with the knife I roughed up the edges and made gouges and knicks in the sheet rock. I painted them using a mix of browns and reds and a little green, trying to give each tile it's own look by adding more of one of the colors. I then sprayed the with Glossy Wood Tone spray by Design Master. I use joint compound mix to attach them.


  1. You're amazing Grandma. I'm so proud of you! I love you & your creative masterpieces!!

  2. Cristie...you're the most creative person I know.


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