Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's getting hot in here!

Finally- going into our 2nd full winter in this house we have a new wood stove installed.  When we moved in the previous owners had installed an old, ugly gas insert which did not work.   After going through one winter with a few power outages and no back up heat this baby has been a long time coming!  Maine winter's REQUIRE a wood stove!   I have never lived in a house without one. 

This is what it looked like the day we moved in:

Taking out the fake fireplace logs:

You can never get enough help from a 2 year old on a fireplace install:

See those things to the left of the stove.  Bio bricks!  One pallet is equal to a cord of wood:

It is SO big:

The final product!  Can't wait for the cold weather now.  I know- bite my tongue.......


  1. We grew up with one in Southern California. Our house didn't have heat or air so my parents installed a old fashioned stand alone wood stove. Loved it!!!! Keep warm! =)

    ~The Mama Monster

  2. Looks beautiful, Holly! I like that you took off the hearth bumpers and hope they're not going back on. Kids these days really just need to learn these things the hard way. ;)

  3. Gorgeous! Now I can take off my jacket in your house! Ha ha...kidding. I'm just thin-blooded. :)