Tile carnage

While picking through a pile of house parts that were in route to the dumpster, a Brownstone Detective found this: It’s a section of the tile that surrounded a fireplace, with the wall still attached to it. It was covered in silver paint, probably spray paint. I know from the real estate listing  photos that it […]

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Fireplace tile clean-up

The fireplace in the garden apartment looks like this: It seems OK, until you take a closer look: Varnish is splashed all over the tile. On the floor, the tile just looks sad. Sure, this tile is over 100 years old but it still has some life in it. Enter my favorite tool in the […]

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