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smmsanders 06-23-2009 02:45 PM

How to cover a fireplace
 
Hi, I recently moved into an apartment and my wife really doesn't like the fireplace. (Here are pictures of it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9013321...7620269988413/)
Our landlord won't let us paint it, so my wife wants to cover it with this embossed wallpaper that kind of looks like a tin roof. We would then paint the wallpaper

I bought some mdf to cover the fireplace frame, but I'm stuck at how to affix the mdf in a non-permanent way. Any ideas? Is this the right forum?

Scuba_Dave 06-23-2009 02:50 PM

Are you going to be using this fireplace?
You can't put wood/paper within a certain distance
I'm not even sure you can do it Temp even if you won't use the fireplace ?

smmsanders 06-23-2009 02:57 PM

Yes, it's a non-working fireplace.

smmsanders 06-23-2009 03:00 PM

It's a non-working fireplace, or at least, I can't use it as stipulated in the terms of my lease. I also put a flue damper in it so I won't loose cool air in the summer and hot air in the winter. I think it used to be a coal stove fireplace, but like so many old apartments, the stove was taken out.

Re wood, the mantle that is already on the fireplace is wood and I've actually seen a lot of decorative/old coal stove fireplaces made out of wood in old apartments in my neighborhood.

Dana11 06-24-2009 01:47 AM

Wow!! i love your wife's choice. The wall papers looks really elegant and chic. As long as it is a non working fireplace you can paste wallpaper.

Dana

smmsanders 06-24-2009 08:12 AM

Thanks, she would appreciate the compliment.

Once you paste the wallpaper, is it easy to take off? The fireplace also has these pegs that stick out of the wall. I didn't want the wallpaper to look uneven.

DangerMouse 06-24-2009 08:34 AM

i'm with dana, that's nice textured paper.
i wonder if you could use it on ceilings to imitate the tin tile style too? paint it, then antique it?
nice choice!

DM


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