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16' fireplace
February 12, 2013
Help with this huge fireplace... Any ideas?
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If your looking for inexpensive paint and scrape is a good look.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 9:27PM
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What are you thinking? Painting? Making it the feature it is meant to be? Trying to disguise it?
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 9:47PM
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Something to break up the expanse of the brick. Maybe a mantle or a large painting or both???
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 9:50PM
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Wood press cement wood look great. You have a wonderful fire place. Maybe add a mantel and hang a mirror
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 9:51PM
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Yarbro Home Improvement LLC
It really is too bad that the fire box is not proportionately sized to the chase. Stone tiles or other, adhere to brick wonderfully. I'd frame the fire box in something dark to make it appear larger and then apply a lighter colored stone on the remaining. Definitely a large mantle to break up the height. Lodge theme appropriate for this house?
3 Likes    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 10:00PM
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For me is not the size of the fireplace but it's darkness.
Depending on your budget you could opt for painting it , add a mantel and some large art or mirror with wide frames.
Or you could tile it completely, or cover it with travertine stone , or stacked stone, stone veneer, an then add a mantel and some decorative objects .
My goal would be to create a focal point at the height that would create an illusion of balance for the entire room.

1 Like    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 10:21PM
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Another idea is you could cover the top 8 feet in vertical knotty pine stained board, using an aged antiqued finish by burning and beating it with chains.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 10:22PM
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Here is a sample.. I think once you beet it and stain after the burnishing you'd get a rustic but modern edge.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 10:24PM
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Open Dorr Custom Renovation
You could add a mantle, frame in the upper portion with drywall and overlay the bottom section in Ledgestone. If the Stonemason you use knows how to open up the firebox and make it larger for an insert, then the whole piece would be a wonderful feature, but softer. Also, use a contrasting stone for the hearth.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 10:30PM
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I would remove or drywall the upper half of the fireplace to match texisting wall. Leaving the fiplace slightly longer than the drapery hardware. Change window coverings to add color and contrast. Add a mantel with great accents and picture.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 10:39PM
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I suspects underneath the top portion of the chimney is wall? I would suggest a professional masonry remove the top portion of the bricks. You can reuse these bricks elsewhere in the house as design element. Good luck! Click photo to see option.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 8:52AM
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