There’s a few projects left on our stone installers agenda… And since they’re coming on Tuesday it’s definitely time to prep! One of the projects is a new travertine mantel top for our fireplace, to match the credenza. The plan is to stain all the original lovely white oak and unfortunately the current top is a painted pine replacement likely from the 60-70s. Would have loved to see the original!
We also discovered and old vent pipe for the (gas?) insert that once was in the fireplace, and confirmed that knob & tube wiring controlled the insert from a switch in the secret door on the side of the fireplace. The mess: