So pleased that I get to see how great this installation turned out!!
This project was a bit outside my comfort zone. This is the first time I have ever made custom tiles to match stained glass windows! The homeowner sent me a picture of one of the windows next to the fireplace and a drawing of what he wanted the tile to look like:
And I got to work reproducing the design to the best of my ability.
I am really happy with the results, and more importantly, so is the client!
The homeowner did an impeccable job of restoring this hearth by removing the 1960s facade and repairing the original brick and adding handmade tiles on either side as well as on the floor. Here is what the fireplace looked like before and during the restoration:
I am obviously biased, but I think this blend of new and old makes it better than original!
Thank you, A.L. for being so great to work with and for taking time to send photos of your project!