Leslie D
Leslie D
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  • Las Vegas, NV

Faux Marble Family Room Fireplace Re-Do


We took an outdated 80's fireplace, stripped and started over. My husband built a surround out of MDF and used Fiberglass to reinforce and smooth out edges. We changed the fireplace out to firetubes and used fire glass instead of gas logs, and I coated the surround in white venetian plaster, tinting it for multiple layers to give the look of carerra marble, then used a feather to add veining. It's polished and shines like marble, and is even cool to the touch, and I even fooled one of my subs who handles marlble and granite every day.

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  • Kelly S
    on Jun 17, 2012

    There's fake painting and then there's faux painting. It's looks marvelous my dear, simply maaarrrvelous.

  • Alexis Middleton
    on Aug 12, 2014

    WOW! I'm impressed. What an amazing job on the faux finish.

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