powered by
Need advice on how to treat this fireplace wall...
December 26, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Odd stone fireplace needs a modern fresh makeover with minimal budget. Any suggestions?
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Put a large round mirror above it.
December 26, 2012 at 6:04PM   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
The least expensive would be to sheetrock over the rock part.
December 26, 2012 at 6:26PM     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
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     
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Living room arrangement....HELP!
I hope I'm not the only one who has this issue, I cannot...
Modern minimalism kitchen -backsplash??
Any ideas for simple modern backsplash ?? Affordable...
What's the hardest thing to clean in your house?
Surely there is something in your house that involves...
Will this new front door look good?
We need to replace our front door and sidelites and...
Just got a house need help with living room
I want to do browns and teal. And would like a. Sectional....
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.