Regular readers have already heard that we have had a great deal of painting done inside our home recently. The living room, dining room, entrance hall, and three stairways were painted. Now it's time for the new carpet. We don't usually keep that baby grand in the entrance hall. ;)
That is an original Rookwood fireplace over there and we use it constantly in the winter. Right now we have put burnables into it, but won't light it while it is so hot outside and have the air conditioning working inside. When we moved in 32 years ago, the fireplace tile had been painted over with many layers of paint. It was a dark gray. *sigh* The previous owner thought Rookwood was old fashioned. *even bigger sigh* It took me two weeks, two jugs of paint remover, and a box of latex gloves to strip the paint off of that Rookwood fireplace.
Rookwood Pottery is a Cincinnati company that has been reopened to again produce quality products. To find out more about it, check out the link or just put Rookwood Pottery into a search engine to see its value now. It's old fashioned, all right. I love it!
It's a real pain to do this, but it certainly is lovely when finished! Now we are waiting for our new furniture to arrive in a few days.
Was it all worth it? Yes, I think so. :))