Our current project has been the fireplace. (And by our, I mean Ryan’s.) After adding the wood-burning insert, we were getting lots of use from the fireplace. It really pumps out lots of heat and helps our energy bills. Now, he’s been working on tiling the area around the fireplace. It would have probably been better to tile before adding the wood-burning insert, but that would have been too easy.
I think it’s because Ryan really hates to lay hexagon tile and was putting it off. I mean, HE HATES IT. He says it shaves years off his life and he refuses to ever lay it again. I think he’s being overdramatic. (And if you know me, you know that me calling Ryan melodramatic is hilarious.) And I’m planning to have hexagon tile in every home I ever live in. So…
The tile was leftover from our bathroom remodel, but of course we were a few square feet short. Because of the holidays, we couldn’t get it from our local tile guy right away. But, all’s well that ends well. Ryan also added more flowers and a black hexagon trim, which I love.
These pictures were taken before all the grout was wiped off. With the unglazed tiles, it’s a pretty tedious process to remove all the grout residue. But, I think it’s worth it. The tile really brightens up the fireplace area with the dark brick and black insert. And the pattern ties in really well to the entry way with original hex tile.
Next up, sealing (me). Then, Ryan will add wood trim around the tile and get a piece of metal cut to surround the insert.
What do you think?
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