If you pay any attention to my ramblings you will know that I m a fire place fan.
I visit friends houses that are fire place less and wonder what they look at? Oh yes….the flipping great TV….
Our house has two working fire places, in the lounge & dining room. Also a teeny tiny one in our bedroom which is not used.
The two fire places were open, and this year Mr D & I decided to put a wood burning stove in the dining room.
We bought the stove at the beginning of the summer, because we had the change to buy it at a very special price, and there it has sat in the middle of the room…being used as a dumping ground for all manner of things…
One day a few weeks ago this is what greeted me when I arrived home. Mr D had decided it was time.
The beautiful cast Victorian fire surround which had sat there for goodness knows how long was carefully taken out and the hole made bigger to accommodate the stove.
There was some dust.
Mr D hopped up onto the roof of the house and fitted the flu liner thingummy which was needed, stuck a few tiles on the floor and there we have it. (I make it sound so easy ha!)
We love our new fire place. The old fire place didn’t heat the room so well but this has heated the whole house much more than we could ever imagined.
I can’t stop putting wood on.
Our dining room is to become a functional room, and not just a passage way to the kitchen/back garden.
We even sat at the table and had tea last night.
Proper grown up style.