Tired of your old brick fireplace
bordeleau
October 26, 2013
Just cover it with plaster and paint it. I used plaster for wall joints.
Gisel
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Lesley
Don't mean to be cheeky, but another smooth coat over the top would look nicer, I think.
3 Likes    Bookmark   Thanked by bordeleau    October 27, 2013 at 1:18AM
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Margo
Maquire- can't sleep')
3 Likes    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 1:48AM
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Margo
LOL-can't sleep- Check your Yelp private message, and reply OK
3 Likes    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 1:58AM
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bordeleau
I did not put a second coat because I wanted to keep a little bit of texture.
Maguire you can sleep now my fire place was not functional :) But thanks for the advice. I covered the vent with pieces of dry wall.
When I moved I wanted to install an electric or gas fireplace but I was told by an expert that the walls covering the chimney were to thin. I did not want to invest to much money so I forgot about it. But today I am thinking of an electric or Ethanol insert. Any suggestions?
2 Likes    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:28AM
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Margo
Where is Fred when you need him?
2 Likes    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:34AM
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Design Connection, Inc
Great job. the paint is perfect for this outdated fireplace.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 27, 2013 at 8:59AM
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Deb Johnson
Buy 8-12 neutral colored candles of varying heights & diameters. Arrange in the fireplace. Not a heat source but awesome ambiance.
3 Likes    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 10:04AM
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dogmom5
I want to do something with our red brick fireplace too after 38 years. Very hesitant due to doing something and not liking it due to its permanency. I do prefer a smoother look or maybe a "sandy" texture covering the bricks. But we all have different preferences and fortunately we have many choices. I filled the inside with different candles, holders as another suggested. It looks really good. I also insert seasonal things too like pumpkins, a wire basket with pine cones among the candles. For now am enjoying this touch very much. Sort of updates it.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 10:47AM
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elaynemt
I recently painted my red brick fireplace after 25 years and love it. It is under discussions and before and after titled Thank you Houzzers for all your help.
    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 3:38PM
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Curt D'Onofrio
Re: dogmom5
On houzz i recently found custom-tiles.com.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 6:15PM
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Brown Bros. Masonry
Interesting idea. You could still see the brick texture under, why not just paint it?
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 11:50AM
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elaynemt
This is my before and after. I thought it was sacrilegious to paint brick and now I am so glad that I did.
6 Likes    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 11:59AM
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Dressed Nest Interiors
A minor change can make all the difference. Here's my take on the idea.
3 Likes    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 1:33PM
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Nakyla By Design
Looks GREAT! :) Maybe get creative with it and paint some pretty logs to place inside? White, or any pop of color would do!
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 9:10PM
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elaynemt
Here's what I put inside:
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 9:40PM
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Nakyla By Design
I think it's only a decorative fireplace but nothing beats a GREAT fire! :)
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Carmel Decor
I like the texture on the fireplace, great job!
    Bookmark   November 4, 2013 at 11:03PM
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Wyatt Beauprez
I am about to redo a fireplace. I really like what you did. I like how the brick still adds texture. Softens up the space.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 6:03AM
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elaynemt
And with the paint that I used, it is scrubbable so if it should ever smoke, it is easy to wipe down.
    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 6:41AM
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