A simple DIY solution for creating a hearth for your fireplace or wood stove is to pour a concrete slab right down onto the floor!
We love how rustic and simple ours turned out with its soft gray coloring, perfect for the farm house look that we love so much.
Look closely to see how we added a little finishing touch to give it that “cherry on top”.
Here is the Before.
The shape of the tiles has baffled me for years. What is that? A stealth flyer? I never understood nor liked it, so the day we pulled up the two odd points on the sides and buried the whole thing under concrete, you can bet I had a gleam in my eye. Sweet victory.
Our home was built in 1906 and the tile just didn’t fit, in my mind. I wanted something that looked like maybe some draft horses had hauled it in, some type of a slab. That’s when I got my heart set on a concrete slab.
The shape was a little tricky and I ended up not making it symmetrical because the decorator in my knows that the wall below stairs is a hot ticket place for decorating. If I angled the concrete near the stairs to match the opposite side I couldn’t put much there, so I made the floor level all the way to the wall. I plan to stack fire wood along it.
So, here is the nitty gritty on how we made our own concrete hearth, diy style.
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Here is the full tutorial for the brick wall.
The little “EST 1906” detail is my favorite part, it reminds me of a monogram.
Here is a little article from Country Living that I got a kick out of “17 Signs You Live in the Country” , it is so true you will be chuckling the way through!
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