Its gets pretty darn chilly in ol’ Bathurst, we knew we needed a fire but weren’t really keen on an open fireplace, nor were we on buying one of those boxy ones that have the flue sticking up the middle of the room. This is what we started with:
Some beautiful paint-work and red-brick by the previous occupants left us wondering what we’d find under there…
Alas we found nothing but an old brick fire-place. I kept imagining the people who originally built the house, sitting around the fire after a long day working on the farm. It makes me feel a bit sad that we couldn’t keep it an open fireplace but it’s just not practical or safe.
Before tiles and paint job, it was looking promising but still had a long way to go!
We were tossing up between painting the mantle/surround white or black. I had been thinking about painting the wall behind our bedroom a slate/navy/black kind of colour for a while so I thought it might be cool to reflect that (our bedroom faces the lounge room). We bought Dulux Domino and asked for an extra tint separately and added the dark part of the tint to get the most perfect colour I could’ve ever imagined!
Now for tiles (black/slate) and we’re all ready to snuggle up
The picture in the middle is a self-portrait of my Great Grandfather Frank P. Mahony I come from a family or extraordinarily talented artists. My dad recently painted Lawrence and I a watercolour of our property, it is just incredible. I will post some photos once we find the perfect spot to hang that baby!
Until Next time,
Adios mi queridos! Kx