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Chimney Makeover - The Reveal

It's been a long time since I posted anything about the chimney work. September 24th was the last day of putting up slate, but all the finish work was put on hold while we replaced the siding, and painted, and built the front porch... On Halloween we scrubbed the chimney with muratic acid and wire brushes. Once the slate was deemed sufficiently clean we sealed with the same wet-look sealer we used in the foyer and on the fireplace. I love how the sealer brings out all the colors in the slate.
Since it's been so long since we began here is a reminder of what we started with:
Front Before
 Front After
Side Before

Side after
Close up
Refacing the chimney was a huge project. I didn't fully understand just how much work this was going to entail (200+ hours). But I think our investment of $850 in materials has paid off. Sorry that there are no photos showing the entire front of the house. I am saving those for when the front porch is finished. It's just about done, so expect those pictures soon.

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