We have a very dated stone living room fireplace circa 1950. We want to put traditional white paneling over it and add a mantle. Then, we'd mount a flat screen over the mantle. Is this possible? Our concern is having the paneling extend over all of the stone coming up to the firebox. For safety reasons, we are concerned that maybe we should leave a portion of the stone around the firebox. This is a wood burning fireplace and we use it often. Any thoughts would be appreciated!