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MandK 08-28-2012 04:19 PM

What do you think of this fireplace?
 
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Hi All,

Simple questions: What is your opinion of this fireplace?
What would you keep? What would you change?

mimijack 08-28-2012 05:07 PM

Lose the hood and the fireplace screen. Cover the brick with an appropriate tile if possible. If not paint the brick for a more updated look

DannyT 08-28-2012 05:13 PM

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i would change it to something more traditional myself. and either change or paint all that gold. more something like this: the after is first then the before

hammerlane 08-28-2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by mimijack (Post 998543)
If not paint the brick for a more updated look


I would not paint the brick. WOuld rather have the essence of the brick. Painted brick in my opinion looks cheesy.

joecaption 08-28-2012 05:42 PM

And how many people have we seen posting here on how to get paint off of brick.

mimijack 08-28-2012 05:50 PM

I've never had a problem with painting brick. But that's me. If you have had problems then by all means explain to the individual. I'm sorry you seem do snippy. I answered a question. That's all. I also like my response.

hammerlane 08-28-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by mimijack (Post 998575)
I'm sorry you seem do snippy. I answered a question. That's all. I also like my response.


No need to be sorry. You like the look of painted brick. I personally do not. Matter of opinion.

Do you like brussel sprouts??

shadytrake 08-29-2012 09:03 AM

Depends on the home style. I hate the gold screen but the hood could be cool IF the home style supports it. The hood seems to me a hearth type that needs a really large fireplace like the old days. You know, a cooking fireplace.

Look at your overall home style before you make drastic changes. Print your photos on plain paper and experiment with color and/or covering up.

shadytrake 08-29-2012 09:09 AM

http://www.queue3.com/images/starpassfp_02.jpg

Like this.

http://archivedesigns.com/AD2008/pic...ire%20hood.jpg

Or this. Embrace that funky hood. People pay a lot for them. ;) maybe scale up the brick to balance it.

http://jasonleesdesign.com/wp-conten...-Hoodie-2.jpeg


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