I'm not exactly sure what to do with the area around my fireplace. I've attached 3 pictures to show how my fireplace looks.
My hearth goes wall to wall and there is a gap between where the hearth stops and the wall starts. That would make it difficult to put any type of baseboard in this area. Does anyone have any ideas what I can do with this area?
The other problem is with the fireplace face. The brick from the face doesn't go all the way to the wall either. You can see in the picture there is a gap that the previous owner filled with spray foam. Any thoughts for covering this area?
I was planning to solve both of these issues by putting a stove veneer over the brick and then a 2 piece limestone hearth pad. However, I just found out I need to tear down my chimney and rebuild on the outside. So now that I have to do that, cost has become an issue and I am looking for a cheaper alternative. Right now, I am thinking of painting the fireplace white and then trying to give it a distressed look.