salvaged fireplace summer front used as a kitchen backsplash
Photo: Walt Roycraft
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Reader Solution, June: Summer-Front Backsplash

Who: Renay and Chuck Davis
Where: Louisville, Kentucky
What: "We bought this 'summer front' at a farm auction for $110," says Renay, who had been looking at pricey basket-weave tile to protect the wall behind her cooktop. The Victorian-era cast-iron antique, once used to cover a fireplace during the off-season, is now a fancy focal point that saved the Davises more than $800 in materials. Chuck coated the piece with tile sealer to make it easy to clean, then mounted it between the wall studs. We like how it turns the kitchen into the true hearth of their home.
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