Brush on chalk acrylic paint on the grout first and smooth out with a damp rag.
Hammer in wood strips at the mortar joints and use Murphy’s Tung Oil to stain.
Spread dropcloth around the chimney and use painter’s tape to secure, then roll on 3 coats of paint.
Screw 1X2 strips to the sheetrock, and apply texture with sand on the fireplace.
Press tape connecting the fireplace to the mantle and simply paint over it for the illusion.
Stain the wood in various shades of brown, cut the boards, and work up the fireplace wall covering in stained wood.
Use crown moulding underneath the beam which is made from styrofoam, and brush on white interior paint.
Remove the brass fireplace doors, smear paint over the grout with a shirt, and touch up the trim.
Scrap concrete with a jack hammer, lay out the tile pattern, and cut to size if necessary.
Tear out as much brick as possible, cover the rest with plywood, and add cement to the hearth.
Using white mortar mix frost over the existing bricks, and use marble rocks to fit the raised area.