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huge fieldstone fireplace in need of recamping

luke2431January 27, 2013
House built in the seventies--fireplace in greatroom is overwhelming with black grout that is uneven ..the greatroom will be taupe walls with soft white trim--should i paint the fieldstone the same as the trim and get the right size mantel and paint it with the same trim color? I welcome all advice
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sandkshouse
Don't think I'd paint the fireplace the same color as the trim. Maybe paint it just a shade or two darker than the walls and then paint the mantel the same color as the trim. After that, painting the doors black would look good (make sure you use a high heat paint).
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 3:12PM
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luke2431
thank you for that!~!!!!!!!!!!
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 3:14PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
I would not paint the stone. You could add lighter grout but painting the stone you will live to regret.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 3:24PM
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Dar Eckert
I like your stone and think painting it would destroy it. Instead get a larger mantle either chunky wood beam or paint it the color of the grout. Then get a black fireplace surround. Stainless steel accents would also look nice against the stone. As far as taupe for the room maybe select a color from the stone, something warm.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 3:29PM
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Moonstone Redwood
I would take a log the height of the wall and split the log in half and vertically frame the stone.
coat the log halves with a Minwax clear satin polyurethane. I would replace the mantle with a six inch thick slice of a log with a live front edge. The log halves and mantle should be a darker rich color as to contrast the stone. Make the faleplace wall the focal point of the room and design off of the focal point.
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 3:44PM
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Jayme H.
Agree with not painting the stone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 3:49PM
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luke2431
egads! @ Inter International-- ok what color grout? @ Dar what is a fireplace surround..@ Moon--such a lofty idea but wish i could see it before i try it? I love all of you for helping me and i love this site
1 Like    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:12PM
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Dar Eckert
Sorry, the brass fireplace doors would look great painted black if you can get paint that holds up to heat.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:21PM
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putter2
I agree about NOT painting the stone. Wider, deeper beam mantel, deeper moulding at ceiling, and I like the idea of painting the screen black, as someone mentioned.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:26PM
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luke2431
@ putter2 what do you mean deeper moulding at ceiling?
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:30PM
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luke2431
the grout looks like wide magic marker that didnt go to the edge what color grout would anyone suggest
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:31PM
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cathyjoco
There are a couple of things you can do. You can cover over part of the stone with drywall and then put your mantle on - that will help the transition. Or you can paint the grout and stone - there are special paints made to do that. I believe they are more translucent than paints for walls. This would help your grout color. It may take a couple of attempts to get the grout color toned down. I attached photos of fireplaces that I thought were really nice.
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:31PM
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Kevin Boudreau
Need a bigger TV and mount it on the wall.
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:36PM
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luke2431
@cathyjoco I love the dry wall idea over a portion I think that is what is bothering me
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:36PM
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luke2431
@Kevin silly man hahaahahahahaha..its all just temporary while we are workin on the interior..thank you for making me smile
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:37PM
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cathyjoco
I had slump stone for my fireplace - and it went all the way to the ceiling. I covered everything above 4' with drywall. I had my mantle made and it covered the transition. I left the remaining slump stone, but I antiqued it by hitting it chains, chisels and hammers. Then I painted it with faux using 4 different colors of green- taupe. I am happy with it!
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:48PM
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luke2431
perhaps i should have prefaced my questions with more info ..i really don't want to go "Gunsmoke" with this fireplace-- i want to create traditional theme in the room..does that help at all? but i am loving your comments
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:48PM
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luke2431
@cath is slumpstone the correct description for this stone? is this a pic of your fireplace?
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:50PM
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cathyjoco
That is a picture of my fireplace. People have referred to it as slump stone.
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 5:00PM
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cathyjoco
When I purchased my home, it was painted white and went all the way to the ceiling. It had been painted several times. I couldn't figure out what to do. As I started to look at pictures of what I liked, I realized that I preferred the drywall above the fireplace. So I framed the area and hung drywall on it. I thought it looked great. I never knew what to do with the bottom portion and then started looking into painting it. There are several websites for painting stone and brick. So I decided to do that. After I added the mantle (I don't have a photo) I was really happy with it.
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 5:08PM
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cathyjoco
here is a photo of it when I finished. Sorry that it is blurry.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 11:43AM
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