Big block ceramic tile. a mantle that wasn't even as wide as the tile around the fireplace (that we discovered wasn't mounted properly and shouldn't have been weight-bearing at ALL),... I don't have a closer-up photo, because it was just so bad.
|This is after we took down the sketchy mantle and trim, and ripped up the tiles on the floor.|
Out the tiles went.
|We won't mention how long the fireplace looked like this. Don't ask, ok?|
Then, we sketched out the hearth and trimmed the flooring to accommodate it.
Then, more floor leveler.
|Ellie was tired of waiting for the floor leveler to dry, too.|
Next, we determined what type of mantle we would like to put up, where the mantle would be and where the best place to mount the TV would be.
|No more TV on the coffee table!|
The 2x4 on the wall will be the mount for the mantle.
We're so happy with how it turned out!