Fireplace

This was, without doubt, out longest restoration job but also, in many ways, the most satisfying.

If you’d like to know more about the pain involved in getting to this stage check out ‘How to restore a cast iron fireplace  – part 1, part 2 and part 3!

So, with elbow grease, stubbornness and a few chemicals we went from this:

Before

Before

To this:

Edwardian cast iron fireplace restored

After

Here, take a closer look:

Edwardian cast iron fireplace restored

Edwardian cast iron fireplace restored

Edwardian cast iron fireplace restoration

Edwardian cast iron fireplace restored

Edwardian period cast iron fireplace restoration

Edwardian period cast iron fireplace restoration

Gaco gas fire

Edwardian period cast iron fireplace restoration

Edwardian period cast iron fireplace restoration

Edwardian cast iron fireplace restoredIf you’re a paint geek: behind the fire is Farrow and Ball Blue Gray, wall colour is Pigeon and woodwork is Off White.

So, now you have met My Love. He may be over 104 years old but isn’t he handsome?

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11 responses to “Fireplace

  1. Pingback: How to restore a cast iron fireplace – part 3, the reveal! | Making a house our home

  2. It looks amazzzzzzing! I’d be so damn smug if I were you. Nightmare about the unexpected rust. I end up in tears about one thing or another most weeks, you are not alone!

  3. Well bless your little heart!!! …. you made it absolutely stunningly beautiful!!! Congratulations on completing it! I can see why you persevered now, quite honestly I think I would have run out of steam!
    Well done, you should be proud!
    Terry
    P.S
    I chuckled at the first picture…you sort of look like a little minion :0)! Ha!

  4. Your love is beautiful!!! He’s sooooo handsome! ; )
    Nice to see your hard work has paid off! You must be delighted! I know I would be xxx

  5. Jo

    Does regular petting add to the patina because I would probably have to stroke it every time I walked into the room. It’s a 15 on a 1 to 10 scale. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  6. Anonymous

    It looks amazing Jude. 🙂

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