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Updating a rock fireplace

The design pro and blogger transformed her dark and dated fireplace into something bright and beautiful by whitewashing the brick.

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For an easy fireplace upgrade you can do yourself, take a (web)page from Terri Klemm.Note that with a fireplace this fabulous, it’s best to keep the mantel simple and knick-knack free.The brightly colored ceramic tiles add Mexican flair to this outdoor fireplace by Astleford Interiors.In the last six years of installing stone fireplaces with flat-screen TVs there have been no reported problems with heat or smoke.The viewing angle is very comfortable, especially with the tilt and swivel TV brackets that are now available.Stone veneers, sometimes called Faux Stone, Decorator Stone, or Manufactured Stone are perfect for that stone fireplace you are dreaming of.

These stone veneers are light-weight and don’t need any additional structural support.

(She did two coats like this, to achieve the lightness she was looking for).

For a finishing touch, she sanded over all the bricks with a medium grit sanding sponge.

This was part of a full-blown historical remodel, but for a smaller-scale re-do, a good tile pro can mount tiles on an existing wall.

In this focal fireplace by architect Jim Rill, Pennsylvania flagstone distinguishes the fireplace surround and floor, and the mantel and trim are made of clear fir to complement the mission-style furniture and exposed beam ceiling beautifully.

Because they are man made we can assure you that you get the perfect stone style and color that fits the needs of your home.