What can I do about a red brick fireplace? Its too large for the room.

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I have a red brick fireplace that is way too large for the room. Wh?
q i have a red brick fireplace that is way too large for the room wh
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  • Kim Kim on May 04, 2017
    I think you forgot to finish your question.
  • Your Momma Your Momma on May 04, 2017
    Do you have the finances to renovate it?
  • Janice Koontz Janice Koontz on May 04, 2017
    German stucco it.

  • William William on May 04, 2017
    It may appear that it is too big because of the dark red brick. Maybe if it was painted or whitewashed it would blend in with the rest of the room and not appear as big.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 04, 2017
    I agree it is the red brick color. You can paint it the same color as your wall and then perhaps it will not be so obvious.
  • Shirley Paulson Shirley Paulson on May 04, 2017
    Thanks for your thoughts. I'm not sure why the rest of my question was cut off. I have thought about whitewashing it. I am trying to do something that I can do myself. I might try painting the brick the color of the wall.
  • Carolyn Carolyn on May 04, 2017
    My son whitewashed one just like yours. It looks great. They let a little of the brick show through so it looks very natural. You tube has a how to video.
  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on May 04, 2017
    I whitewashed my 70's red brick and it 'softened' the appearance a lot.
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    • Shirley Paulson Shirley Paulson on May 06, 2017
      That sounds beautiful! I will have to keep that in mind.
  • And1639926 And1639926 on May 04, 2017
    Whitewashing is definitely your easiest dyi option. Paint the mantle white.
  • Diane Diane on May 04, 2017
    I would paint it...I think all the lines of the Mortar are making it look busy. That would be the most economical option.
  • Roanne Roanne on May 05, 2017
    I would paint the brick the same color as the wall.
  • Shirley Paulson Shirley Paulson on May 05, 2017
    Thank you for your time. That is what I am thinking about. Seems to be the easiest and least expensive way.
  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on May 06, 2017
    I had a similar problem. I painted it a light color. I eventually made a wood surround that covered up some of the brick. I would paint the brass black.
  • Shirley Paulson Shirley Paulson on May 06, 2017
    That is what I was thinking. Thanks so much for your time.
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