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Renovations, Stories & Finds

Re-pointing a fireplace

Remember when… …this room wasn’t a furious ball of dust? Sigh. Those were the good old days. Never mind the damp taking out the paint in the far corner near the baseboard or the spots of moisture coming through the wall next to the radiator from what we didn’t know at the time was an improperly sealed inglebook-ish fireplace. With blown out white levels…any room looks habitable. You can’t even smell the dog hair carpet from this safe distance of  ...

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Renovations, Stories & Finds

Uncovering a Hidden Fireplace

They often say “size doesn’t matter” but in come cases something this size gets your heart racing: You see it, right? Down below? Well hello there, big fella. Of course we are talking hearth stones. With a stone that size you KNOW there had to be something big behind that wall. There was only one thing that stood between my hammer and that wall…that bloody radiator. “We have to cut off the broiler…(something about draining and something else)” my  ...

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