Tag Archives: fireplace mantles

Construction Update 47

29 Nov

The crew that put the granite counter tops in the kitchen put the same granite around the fireplace.

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I built a nice little fire this morning while the contractor was installing the wood floors upstairs. I wanted to check out the fireplace to be sure it was working correctly while the contractor was still working at the house. Everything worked perfectly!

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The tile man is putting the tile around the bath tub in the master bath. He is using this wet saw to cut the tiles. It is going to take him a lot of time because he is a perfectionist, but it is going to be so worth it. More to come.

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Taxidermy

9 Oct

One of the local taxidermist had a display at our County Fair and I took a few pictures.

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He did a really good job on all the usual mounts such as deer, ducks, and fish. But he also had this, and I told Sweet Thing I was going to harvest a deer from our homestead and have a mount like this to hang over the fireplace in the Great Room.

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For some reason, she said NO! and I can’t figure out why. I thought this was really cool and would look good hanging over the fireplace mantle. It is made from an upside down deer rump in case you haven’t figured it out. If it was a buck, I could put the head mount in my office and the other end over the mantle. Maybe I can change her mind with a little gentle persuasion. Just kidding