Need advice on how to update an 80s fireplace
February 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We just bought this house with an asymmetrical stone fireplace built in 1983 and I need some ideas about how to inexpensively make it look ... less ugly. We'd like to put our TV over it and I want a mantle. We are painting (relaxed khaki), wood floors, new window treatments. The shelves are definitely coming down. I wanted to knock out the left post and the "mantle" (both are hollow facades that have been stuccoed) and drywall the whole wall, but that's too expensive. I'd love some ideas.