Update Fireplace
p_bennett
July 9, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We would like to update our existing exposed brick fireplace. I've considered painting it, which I think would be an improvement, but ultimately I'm not a big fan of brick. I'd like to drywall over it, add some stone, and a new modern mantle. Anyone else have any thoughts? What kind of contractor do you call for this type of work? (FYI, this is an old picture, we've changed out the furniture and the yellow color is now a cool gray).

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decoenthusiaste
Easy fix would be paint or whitewash and paint the brass on the firescreen with heat proof black. Hang a more impressive mantel with art above it.
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cabingirl13
I agree- get rid of the brass- use high temp black paint on that part and switch to a bigger/beefier mantle that spans the entire width of the brick.
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