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dadilly 07-14-2011 01:37 PM

redesigning fireplace/wall
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Hey guys, new on the board here. Wondering what kind of input i can get here on the forums.

I have this one wall in our house, fireplace is off centered with a little cubby hold (i assume was to hold the firewood). The bricks are non structurial.

My plan was to make the top half dry wall with a nook for my tv to be mounted. I just wasnt sure what to reface the brick with? We wanted to go with a off white stone or something.

oldognewtrick 07-14-2011 01:50 PM

First off, Welcome to House Repair Talk!

Now, what about using a colored mortar rub, you will still se the brick outlines but you can change the color to what ever they can make the rub.

Just a thought....

TxBuilder 07-14-2011 02:46 PM

I like the flat white stone idea with the nook for the TV above.

But white stone all around up to the bottom of the TV would look great.

TxBuilder 07-14-2011 02:48 PM

This looks nice as well. I guess these are more river bed rocks though

nealtw 07-14-2011 05:04 PM

Just take out enough morter to run you cable and power conduet and fir out an area with 2x4s big enough for your tv and cover that with drywall and add your stone. The mantle looks good.

dadilly 07-14-2011 07:10 PM

Thanks for the reply's. Do you think i should just leave the brick veneer and paint it white? I really dont like the look and style of it. I want to have something more modern looking.

nealtw 07-14-2011 08:02 PM

Here's a step by step for covering it but paint would be cheaper
How to Cover a Brick Fireplace With Stone : Decorating : Home & Garden Television

dadilly 07-16-2011 08:43 AM

What's your view on faux stone veneer? I'm really tempte to use this instead because of ease of use and price.

nealtw 07-16-2011 02:42 PM

I haven't seen anything built with real stone for years, inside or out.

dadilly 08-30-2011 09:53 AM

This is what I came out with.

Just not sure where I should start with my stone veneer. I bought corners for the cubby on the right, should i start from there?

I asked a contractor and he said to start in the center right below the tv, because thats the center of the room?

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