Inspiration for a timeless open concept living room remodel in St Louis with a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace, no tv and beige walls

Greatroom

Traditional Living Room, St Louis

This wood ceiling needed something to tone down the grain in the planks. We were able to create a wash that did exactly that. The floors (reclaimed red oak from a pre-Civil War barn) needed to have their different colors highlighted, not homogenized. Instead of staining the floor, we used a tung oil and beeswax finish that was hand buffed. Our clients wanted to have reclaimed wood beams in their ceiling, but could not use true old beams as they would not be sturdy enough to support the roof. We took their fresh- cut fir beams and used synthetic plasters, paints, and glazes to give them an authentic aged look. Taken by Alise O'Brien (aliseobrienphotography.com) Interior Designer: Emily Castle (emilycastle.com)
Inspiration for a timeless open concept living room remodel in St Louis with a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace, no tv and beige walls - Houzz

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Christine Black wrote:August 17, 2013
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    Color Craftsmen: Fireplace Makeovers
    8 months ago

    So sorry, someone else procured the stone di I can’t answer your question. My guess is that it is a Midwest limestone.

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    Color Craftsmen: Fireplace Makeovers
    8 months ago

    BTW, it is feasible to alter the color of existing stone. I’d recommend that you use a few shades of Limewash. After applying and blotting off the line paint, paint over the mortar lines with a distinct color too.

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