12.03.2014

bricks bricks bricks


We took on a brick paver DIY....people, this was not an easy project
 I have a new-found respect for those who do this for a living...
it started out easy enough (order the pavers, pick them up, gather supplies, demo...)


somehow we made it through this beast of an undertaking....
next, we plan to build a cabinet in the TV space, 
but seeing as we are still reeling from the bricks it may happen later rather than sooner...

we still have to attach the fireplace doors....but at least the mantle is back in place...

this is the mortar we used....at first it seemed like 
"icing a cake" type of business....
except, one needs heavy duty grouting gloves 
and much patience, AND upper arm strength...

when it's all said and done I'd say it turned out pretty darn well :) 

I especially love the Christmas decor against the bricks...

and because I forgot to ask hubby for another outlet right next 
to the mantle... we opted for battery powered lights...



maybe I can update the pix with a new TV built in....
sometime....haha, when we get over the bricks...

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