It took a little bit of time and patience to get the brick frame to its final form, but after some time it has come together.
“I had to do it with a combination of glue, hammer, and nails,” said the woman.
The brick frame was painted a colour and then coated with polyurethane paint to keep the paint from discolouring.
It was then soldered to a piece of aluminium foil which then supported the wooden frame with some screws.
It’s a job that requires patience and a bit of creativity.
“You have to work your way through it, and you can only do it once,” she said.
This is a picture of the finished brick fireplace with its iron base.
Photo: Supplied The new piece of wood is now resting on a wooden plank, which is now secured to the back of the frame.
“It’s been a really long process,” Ms Kiely said.
“The glue that I used for the frame came from Lego and the aluminium foil was from a cardboard box.”
She also bought a small piece of metal and a small drill.
“There’s a little piece of iron in the back,” she explained.
After the repair Ms Kiesley said she wanted to get rid of the bricks so she could sell them. “
This is what I’m working on now, I’ve got to do that with all the glue in the frame.”
After the repair Ms Kiesley said she wanted to get rid of the bricks so she could sell them.
“So I’m trying to sell the brick, but I’ve had no luck, so I’m going to try and sell the house.”
“I’m just doing it on a budget,” she told ABC Radio Perth.
She said the repairs were “almost impossible” to do alone.
“But you can’t be out doing it all day,” she added.
“In the winter months you can do it.
In the summer months it can be quite difficult, but if you can manage it and it’s done correctly, it’s quite beautiful.”