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January 31, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Need an idea on going about upgrading the look without disturbing original brick work....
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Try a new mantel...also paneling can be painted.
January 31, 2013 at 8:03pm     
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Denice Shuty
This is a real mis-match of materials. Clad the brick with something organic-feeling, like a veneer stone. Change the mantel completely, it's too wide and projects out too far. Lighten up the colors, that dark wood does not go with the wood paneling.
January 31, 2013 at 8:09pm     
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The wood paneling is going to be eliminated soon, I'm gonna re finish wall and paint. Just the brick and design is killing me. I do agree fully on the huge mantel.. Thanx for input
January 31, 2013 at 8:27pm   
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Denice Shuty
If you can't do a stone or tile veneer over the brick then at least paint it.
January 31, 2013 at 8:53pm     
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Island Stone
Island Stone rustic or vile claddings. Can be put right on top of your brick. Immediately gives a modern appearance. http://www.islandstone.com/gallery.php?id=115&keywords=Fireplaces
January 31, 2013 at 9:42pm   
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Why don't you wish to disturb the brick? I would take the top four layers off to get rid of the flair. It's top heavy for the space. Then when you have is squared up you might like the brick. then If not, consider the Island stone look. You could paint the interior brick black or gray.
January 31, 2013 at 10:13pm     
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Not wish to disturb the brick?
January 31, 2013 at 10:17pm   
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