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Old 03-28-2007, 06:59 PM  
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Hello all,

I have this self standing wood burning fireplace/room divider that seperate the family room from the dining room.

I'm looking to put a new look on this "ugly dark brown panel" I believe it's supporting wall so can't move and i just put some new hard wood flooring 2 yr ago.

I'm looking for suggestions/ inputs.

BTW, I'm going to take those old red bricks and replace with new brighter color tile or marble in front of the fireplace.

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http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9623/fireplaceik4.jpg



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Here's some suggestions;
1- Face the whole wall with marble or ?
2- Remove the wood and repair the drywall and paint.
3- Tile the floor and the two sides all the way up to the ceiling and then inlay Marble or ?
4- Build a mantle and place it about 4-5 Feet above floor. Then run from bottom of mantle to floor the same width as between the firplace and outside wall with either Primed flat stock or flutes to create a pilar look. Then with the paneling gone you can repair and paint and hang a nice picture.
Just a few idea's.



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Thx for the reply.
I'd prolly go with #2 as I don't want to spend too much because we're planning to move to a bigger house as our family grows. And also, the house was built with very stabdard stuff and nothing fancy at all. ( The other options seem to cost a lot more $$ )

I also consider #4
But what do you mean "running from bottom of mantle to floor the same width as between fireplace wall and outside wall " ?

The way I understand it is : If I do the I do the pillar face, they should not be longer than the space between the fireplace and the wall on the left of the picture?

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Update :

2 new pictures from to show the outside wall, it has the door to the small backyard.

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/1277/fireplace2ow5.jpg
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/1258/fireplace3tu3.jpg

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I have realized that a regular mantle won't work oops, so here is another idea. Run a piece of 1x stock between the outside wall and fireplace opening, place a base shoe at the bottom first then make a decorative piece for the top and put candle sticks on them ( see pic) . Remove the wood and repair the drywall and paint.





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