Wednesday, April 18, 2007

This thing is actually starting to come together

Sometimes I amaze myself - of course, without Nick's help this project wouldn't even have started. Come to think of it, I'd be done as I would've gone with a wood mantel and granite/marble hearth. But this is going to be super suh-weet when it is all said and done. Here is the mantle with the form stripped off:

Memo to self - when trying to turn over something that weighs close to 300 lbs. by yourself, make sure you remove your fingers out from under the wood supporting it. Sweet mother of pearl that hurt. Do you need every knuckle to be functional anyhow?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New subs!!!

Well that didn't take long - to upgrade my subwoofers. Oh well, these babies are going to rock the house (even more). They are my anniversary present. About 2.5 times the displacement as the other subs. Crazy man, crazy.

Yes, more time in the crawl space... :(

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The end is in sight...

Well, at least for the hearth - although we're hoping to complete the entire fireplace by the end of April. Might be tough since I'm losing two weekends (Easter and a bike race), but we'll see.

So we hired the 6th Village Person to help on the polishing part (Nick gets credit for the Village Person reference):

And of course you can never have too many sidewalk superintendents:

Here is the final color - much warmer than my computer mockup, eh? I really like the color and think it is going to look quite swell. We're going to do chocolate colored tiles around the insert to tie in the chocolate in the hearth and the chocolate colored couch. Hmm... all of a sudden I have the urge to have some chocolate. Wonder why?

A little Mr. Miyagi wax on, wax off action and the hearth will be D-U-N. Yeah baby!!!