Updating a rock fireplace
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;-)The fireplace has a funky hearth that is raised and sticks out that we still have yet to deal with.
Here is a link on how I painted the hearth to go with the Air Stone: How to Paint a Fireplace Hearth For more information about , check out their site – it has many tips and videos that show just how easy and affordable it is to create a stone facade anywhere in your home. I'm can't WAIT to share today's before and after with you!It has actually been a few months since I finished this, but I'm finally able to share all of the details with you.There are little bumps on the sides of some stones. I stacked stones to see how the mix of size and color variation would look before applying them.Scrape them off – they are left over from the molding process. You do not want the edges of the stones to line up – cut them with a hack saw if necessary to vary where the edges fall. For a wall installation start at the ground level and work horizontally.When I got to the sides of the fireplace, I applied the corner pieces first and then added the rest of the stones to fill the sides, cutting to vary the length of each. Cutting the stones is as easy as cutting a crusty French baguette, but instead of a bread knife you use a hacksaw with a new blade. Instead, I started at the top and worked down, so the top stones would be the perfect fit.
When the front was covered, I added stones to the inside corner to make them even. Doing it this way provided a little bit of a challenge, but I figured out how to get around it so the stones would not slip down as they dried. To attach the stones – use a putty knife and a thick coat of adhesive to the back of the stone like you are icing a cupcake, not buttering bread.
If you have been following my blog for awhile you may recall decorating photos that I have posted about what I call the “House In My Head”.
It is the house I envision as the “perfect for me” house. I watched the video on the display and smiled big time – a stone fireplace could be mine and no stone mason or special skills needed – plus I could afford it on my limited decorating budget!
Take a look, pick your favorite, and don’t settle for that ugly, old fireplace!
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Whether it’s brick, stone, or simply drywall, make the bold impression you want with a fireplace makeover!