That's right. What was supposed to be a two weekend job ended up taking us 5 months.
I blame it on Luca. Before having him, this is how it would have happened:
Me: Hey, Hubs. Want to re-do the fireplace?
Hubs: (runs to get sledgehammer and safety glasses) YES!
We would then spend every weekend and evening completing the project, taking many before and after photos (most of which I would complain about because they were all evening shots and too dark).
Hubs: What are you doing?
Me: (Picture me in a pile of construction debris with a chisel and a hammer, no safety glasses and probably nothing protecting the floors) Oh...just ripping the tile off the fireplace.
Hubs: Do you have a plan?
We would then only work on weekends, being too tired in the evenings to do much more than survive. And sometimes, we'd ignore it on the weekend as well, because when you only see your baby on weekends, you don't really want to spend your time working on a project (well, I don't anyway!).
On to the photos....
Just in case you don't remember what it looked like before, here it is in the listing photos from when we bought the place.
And then I painted it to get by for a while:
And now...the after!!
So there you have it....this is what a 5 month fireplace reno looks like!!
I'll post later this week on how we did it just in case anyone is contemplating their own fireplace project!