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Need advice on how to treat this fireplace wall...
jrnichols8
December 26, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Odd stone fireplace needs a modern fresh makeover with minimal budget. Any suggestions?
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kafehausdiva
Put a large round mirror above it.
December 26, 2012 at 6:04pm   
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JDice
The problem isn't the fireplace in my opinion. I think it's the tiled floor that needs updating. Need help understanding the style of home or style direction desired.
December 26, 2012 at 6:07pm     
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jrnichols8
Fireplace will have a TV above it with a light painted wood mantle and the flooring will be updated to wood. Looking to create a rustic/beachy vibe in the kitchen with white painted cabinets and modern white stone tops. This photo was taken during the walk through and we are about to close escrow.
December 26, 2012 at 6:16pm   
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collettec
I would consider painting the brickwork and the stone hearth the light sandy primary color of the stone on the fireplace to make it more unified in appearance.
December 26, 2012 at 6:22pm     
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Darzy
The least expensive would be to sheetrock over the rock part.
December 26, 2012 at 6:26pm     
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jrnichols8
I was thinking about sheet rocking it but kind of want to maintain a stone type appearance. Can rock like that be painted creatively that will look good? Or is that a lost cause?
December 26, 2012 at 7:43pm   
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collettec
Type in "painted stone" in the Houzz main page and it can give you ideas of what painted stone can look like. Good luck!
December 26, 2012 at 7:50pm   
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Darzy
I think once you get in your wood floor, you may actually like the rock of the fireplace. I'd wait and see. Painted rock looks like painted rock to me. I've seen painted stone and bricks and can look very nice. But it can also look very bad. : (
December 26, 2012 at 7:51pm   
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yvesun
there is a light weight tile product available at your local Home Depot or Rona that you can attach to the existing fireplace giving a new life to it. see the link. http://hotstyledesign.com/images/2012/06/Image-ceramic-tiles-stone-for-Interior-Walls.jpg
December 26, 2012 at 7:58pm   
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apennameandthata
I like the fireplace. I'm with Darzy, see how you go when the floors are in. If you cover it you can always uncover it again. I would not paint unless I had already done everything else and had the world's most sophisticated design reason for doing it.

What I really want to know: when the sale goes final, can you pls track down the past owners and have them talk you through the designs process for their tile choice?
December 26, 2012 at 8:44pm     
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jrnichols8
Yes! That tile flows through every room of a one story three bed two bath home, 2060 SF! Yikes...
Thank you everyone for your suggestions!
December 26, 2012 at 9:40pm   
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AFC inc
Try to clean the stone with muradic acid solution and penetrate with sealer .
It may greatly improve the look . Additionally you may consider to install wide wood mantel on two
wooden corbels . The brick can be covered with natural stone like slate.
The floors may need some update either .
December 27, 2012 at 12:01am   
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tanwar interiors
i think u should remove d fireplace n convert dis into dis arrangement or u can better decide d way u arrange pictures....n dis will work best when u match background tiles with pictures

remember i'm saying to consider only picture pattern in dis image not d whole bedroom
December 27, 2012 at 1:17am   
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cohoek
Hi from Holland, I would plaster the stone leaving the brick in view. Brick and stone don't do well together.they're two different styles. Glad you're getting wooden floors, though...
December 27, 2012 at 2:10am     
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