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Old 11-03-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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My husband and I close on a new (to us) home next month. Please see the attached photo of the fireplace in the living room....sorry it isn't a better photo.....it's straight off the website listing. I do not like it and want an DIY update for it but need ideas. Help please!




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Old 11-04-2014, 05:39 AM   #2
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You could cover the tile that surrounds it with a glass-tile for a more modern look and put additional glass cabinet doors.

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Here's my favorite fireplace shot.
I want to do something like this.

Hit google for fireplace and hit images.
Lots of pics to look at.
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For starters it needs a mantle with whatever you like resting there and that's about it.
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I agree, it needs a nice mantle. Also, paint the room a light color...
I think after you loose the pumpkin wall color -- you'll like it.

I would leave the granite alone, it's beautiful...however, I would
add glass doors; the doors pugsy posted are lovely and something
similar would work beautifully for you.
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Totally agree that the orange color needs to go and it needs a mantle. I love the idea of putting some sort of stone or stone looking thing but have never done anything like it before. Does anyone know of any good resources for a good tutorial, video or otherwise?
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Not a great picture but here is one I built a few years back in a similar situation
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Totally agree that the orange color needs to go and it needs a mantle. I love the idea of putting some sort of stone or stone looking thing but have never done anything like it before. Does anyone know of any good resources for a good tutorial, video or otherwise?
Google is your friend.
Try faux stone fireplace for starters.

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