Saturday, May 9, 2009

Old Fireplaces Are New Again - Part 3


Here is another renovated project. This fireplace is in a home that was built in the early 80s. The original fireplace was floor to ceiling red brick. I'm sure you're familiar with this type of design. Most people consider it an eye sore.

What can you do with an outdated fireplace? Rip it out, patch the walls with drywall, redesign the surround, the mantel and the hearth? Sure, but that's a lot of work, a lot of mess, and can get expensive.

We plastered with Marmorino right over the brick on this fireplace. No more grout lines. Smooth stone-like feel and texture.

What do you think?




Thank you Michelle @ Whirlygig Designs for making this project possible and making the rest of the room look so fantastic.

13 comments:

Michelle @ The Fab Faux, LLC said...

Lucinda,
That fireplace turned out absolutely gorgeous!!! I have the same ugly red brick in my house...in 2 rooms no less. I glazed 1 - but really want to do something like this. Maybe you could email me your "recipe" for this and the application process. That would be awesome!!

Tara.Fields said...

Aces again, Lucinda! Watch out ugly brick, you're not safe with Shakti Space Designs on the case.

shakti space designs said...

Thanks Michelle and Tara! You two make a good fan base.

keely said...

Wow! Great makeover project - it turned out really nice!

Cory said...

Excellent Job!
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nicolette said...

Amazing, and the few simple changes really makes a difference. Good job!

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com

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hey
that's one a nice one remodeled one with all that fireplace and the bricks for that
i like the idea of this whole room and the furniture too
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Jamie Watson said...

WOW that looks amazing!!! I can't wait to look at more of your work. Thank you for saying hello. I'll be seeing you soon. (-:

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