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momofthree 12-31-2008 09:21 AM

1960's fireplace help???
 
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:)Here is a pic of my floor to ceiling fireplace in a 60's ranch. I really would love your suggestions. Paint mantel? New insert (an insert does keep a draft away). Painted brick (scares me). Let me know as I am wanting an update. Thanks so much.

momofthree 01-03-2009 02:06 PM

Thanks, I will check it out. It's half the price of doors, but not wide enough for my fireplace. My opening is 41 inches or so, but could possibly make something similar.

a1cbr 01-17-2011 11:21 AM

fireplace update
 
I have a fireplace very similiar to yours. I am curious to see what you did to yours? Would love to see pictures of the finish product.
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momofthree 01-17-2011 10:45 PM

So sad to say, the only thing I've done is paint the brass Insert with flat black heat safe rustoleum spray paint. I do have plans to remove the mantel, strip it and stain a more walnut color and white wash/paint white the brick. I can't wait to do it, but am waiting on a white wash recommendation and my handy dad! I will surely post a pic when I am done. Thanks for your interest!

a1cbr 01-18-2011 05:39 PM

My fireplace is almost identical to yours. I have been thinking about sheetrocking it, and put some nice tile around the insert. But my wife wants to paint the brick a toffee color, paint the mantle a chocolate brown color and paint the brass insert a brownish black color. I look forward to seeing the progress.

Liv 01-20-2011 12:46 PM

Have you thought about refacing it with stone? I'm contemplating on doing that with ours- it's currently painted a peach color-yuck!

Jackofall1 01-20-2011 12:54 PM

You would be suprised at how a new full mantle would change the look of face of the this FP. Also something like a family coat of arms hanging on the center face above the mantle would add a certain character.

JB818 02-27-2011 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by momofthree (Post 204807)
:)Here is a pic of my floor to ceiling fireplace in a 60's ranch. I really would love your suggestions. Paint mantel? New insert (an insert does keep a draft away). Painted brick (scares me). Let me know as I am wanting an update. Thanks so much.

Hello,
I have seen where brick is covered with cast stone veneer and then finished with a nice stone surround. Check out http://www.fireplacemantelsllc.com for cast fireplace surrounds.
Painted brick looks very cheap.

alongston 02-28-2011 12:01 AM

I had a friend that just redid their fireplace and used brick anew to cover it in a much lighter color. It turned out awesome.

rachel d 02-28-2011 04:06 AM

Do you want to keep the 60"s style or are you looking to go another style (rustic? or contemporary?) perhaps.

momofthree 07-16-2012 09:34 AM

I painted it!
 
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Well I decided to paint the brick fireplace and strip/brown stain the mantel. I painted the brick with Valspar two in one paint and primer. I stripped the mantel and wound up watering down a brown paint to make a stain. The wood is red/pink to begin with so any stain made it look cherry colored. I love the results and so happy I painted it! Thanks for the help!

bakenboy 07-17-2012 02:57 AM

Just tuning in
 
Hey, I'm newer to the DIY forums, just saw the before and after on this.. really nice work. It's actually a bit of inspiration.. I saw the "before fireplace" and started thinking of what you could do assuming this was a new post.. then I scrolled down and saw the after-shot and was in awe. Really well done. :thumbup:

yummy mummy 07-18-2012 11:20 PM

Great job on the fireplace.


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