fireplace refurbish

September 24, 2013

fireplace old & newHere’s my fireplace transformation, as promised last week.

While I didn’t hate the old, dark version (above right), it was dated and a little more rustic than I was looking for.  The rocks weren’t real, they were painted Disneyland-style fakes.

The new look (above left) is made up of textured limestone tile, laid in a brick pattern with no grout so it looks like stacked blocks of stone. I must have looked at hundreds of options before deciding to go for this modern, light look with no mantlepiece. The hearth is the same shape as before but is less imposing, now that it has the same matte gray tiles as the floor below it.

I can’t wait to hang out in front of my newly refurbished fireplace with friends and family this winter!remodelstonefireplace

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    1. I love this look for your updated fireplace. Please let me know which limestone was used. I need to update a floor to ceiling used brick fireplace.

      1. After looking long and hard, I found these limestone tiles from Walker Zanger in West Hollywood. They were a splurge but look great in the room and were slim enough to fit between the fireplace and my existing blinds (which would have cost $$$ to re-size). They have a huge range of stone tiles there. Good luck!

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