Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Day 40: Oven Surprise
bricks around the recessed oven door (check to compare). The effect is just fantastic.
I have to explain that, while assembling the fireplace, which was delivered as a kit, we did a few modifications and improvements along the way. The final modification will be the finish. The kit came with dyed light-grey plaster as the final layer on the surface. However, after some deliberation, we think that this very porous finish will not be practical, since soot and dust can enter the pores. Therefore we will apply standard plaster with a somewhat rough finish, which will then be painted. The paint will close the pores, and this process will also allow for changing the colour if one day we don't like it anymore. For now we will paint the fireplace in the same off-white colour as the corridor and the wall opposite of the fireplace.