How To Use Trim To Finish A Fireplace Surround

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  1. Yeah! You’re back! I not only “like” this….I LOVE it! What a beautiful fireplace! Oh my! You did a wonderful job – certainly worthy of admiration. I’m so impressed with your talent, and the time you took to describe all the work, steps, etc., that went in to building this amazing piece of furniture! I really love the look. We have something similar – not built in, and not in white (which I love, btw)…but the style is about the same. I’ve seen a lot of photos with the bookcases on either side of the fireplace, and have been thinking that I would like to do the same thing. Maybe someday…but I won’t be building them. I am really looking forward to your finished project, and it is so nice to hear from you again!

    1. Oh Becky how nice to see you in my comments, it feels like I am back in my blogging home! Thanks for your always kind words and yep I am trying to get back into my blogging ways. I have loved doing this project, getting knee deep in sawdust and experimenting and creating and mistaking and fixing. I have loved it. And being so engrossed has helped with the transition of my youngest heading off to college and all these changes going on. It has been my good fortune to be so involved and so contented in my little carpentry world. The bookcases are wonderful. I sit and look at the room and it feels beyond awesome to smile and think to myself, “i did that!” More to come. Thanks again for your message, it added more sunshine to my day! ::)

      1. I certainly understand the need to step away, and focus on the transitions in life. For me, it’s spending time in my garden, working in the dirt, trimming, and planting. And when it’s all done, it does fill good to step back and admire the effort and work gone into making it all happen.
        I hope that everything has gone well for your daughter… and you. It certainly is a big change, trust me I know!
        Looking forward to more “Charlotte DIY’s”!

      2. Thanks Becky! My daughter is doing great. She made President’s List her 1st semester – all A’s and was named a Parent Ambassador for the school so she will be there all summer working with the parents during Freshman Orientation. She also got an RA position in her dorm next year and is beyond excited about that. I couldn’t be more proud of her. She is excelling and she is happy. Doesn’t get any better than that!🙂

      3. Wow! She’s amazing! I’m so happy for her, and for you too! She sounds like one amazing young lady – must take after her mom!🙂

  2. It’s good to see you back – I apologize for being late to the party. I’m juggling two jobs and it’s madness. I love that you fell in love with your miter saw – that’s easy to imagine. And you do a great job of showing the whole process, including the way it changes direction. And, needless to say, the outcome is stunning. Beautiful proportions. And the white wood against the black stone is handsome. Too bad I couldn’t drop by, smell the sawdust (which I love) and see your smiles. I thought of you the other day as I passed Kenmore Air (that’s where you flew, yes?). Be well!

    1. Yes! Kenmore Air… that’s my place!!!!🙂 I am kinda back, you know what I mean. Being pulled in many wonderful fabulous directions that I am having difficulties sitting down and focusing on just one thing! It’s all good. I hope you are doing well too and that the two job madness is good in the It’s all good kinda way. Thanks for the kind words, we are enjoying the family room and each and every time my husband smiles and speaks of how he loves the space I am so happy because, well, I was just making it all up as I went along (and spending more money than I am used to!)… it is a scary good feeling you know what I mean. Fortunately the scary good had a very happy ending! Oh, just yesterday I printed off and framed four of your prints. Three are in my gallery wall and one framed on the new bookcase. Thank you for letting me share your beautiful art. I can’t find the little piece of paper I wrote the posts on to let you know which pics but I will do better than that- when I can focus I will do a post on the gallery wall and take some shots of your images. One came from Saturated that I remember. I smile when I am surrounded by familiar objects for there is no better space than a friendly space and so glad you are part of it!🙂

  3. Hey! Oh I can relate to being pulled in many directions, so I’m happy for you. The two job madness is not so good but IT’S TEMPORARY. Key to remember that, right? It must be very satisfying that, not only are you pleased with the outcome but your sweetheart is, too. I like that! I’m so excited to see the photos framed and on the wall – incredible! Bated breath…your words are gold. Thank you.

  4. Great job! You have such a good example and great tips,
    I am going to try to build one for my living room. If that turns out well, I will try another in my bedroom.

    Thank you!

    1. Thanks Dawn! You absolutely can do it and it is such a great feeling when you’re done and you step back at it and can say, “I did that!” Thanks for stopping by and happy building!🙂

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