I want to redo fireplace..

give me ideas!! want to keep it white. Don't know if I can take off the boards to make it more simple..
q i want to redo fireplace
  10 answers
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Nov 10, 2017
    Add a larger mantle and some type of wall accent above it to the ceiling such as shiplap. Here's a photo to show you:
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Nov 10, 2017
    What is it that you do not like about the mantle the way it is now?
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    • Flipturn Flipturn on Nov 11, 2017
      O.K. that narrows it down.
      I would suggest that you go to an home building supply store, and check into what they have for sale in MDF panels. These panels come in different sizes, flat or minimal patterns. They will require the correct saw blade to make smooth cuts, but otherwise can be cut to custom fit sizes. They are thin enough to be glued on top of the present designs on your fireplace, if you are wanting a cleaner look to the front.
  • Amanda Amanda on Nov 10, 2017
    Hello Deb. You can add decorative tile around it or faux stone.
  • Ryan d'Esterre Ryan d'Esterre on Nov 10, 2017
    You should be able to take a chisel to the fluted trim and rosettes on the face of your fireplace. If they're just nailed, they'll come off easily. However, if they're glued and nailed, it may take a little more work...and possibly some wood putty and sanding. But it can be done! Then, you can repaint or add new trim, tile, stone, whatever.
  • Rhonda Rhonda on Nov 10, 2017
    you should be bake to carefully remove those pieces you don't like then sand and then repaint. You can also add a back splash above the mantle to take the focus off the white.
  • Deb Deb on Nov 11, 2017
    Can I just fill in the spaces with wood putty and then sand it?? might be easier.
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    • Deb Deb on Nov 14, 2017
      I have filled in the spaces. See photo...looks so much better.... now to look for either corner pieces or MDF boards... a work in progress..
  • Ginny Ginny on Nov 12, 2017
    Wish my fireplace was as pretty as yours. Mine is brick with a cement mantle and brick raised brick hearth and a long cement slab you can sit on. Hate it and would like to paint but once you paint, that's it. Would never buy another house with a fireplace in the LR...it's dirty and sucks all of the heat up the chimney. Purchased electric logs a few years ago instead of burning wood or Duraflame...less mess.
  • Deb Deb on Nov 14, 2017
    can you make a long cushion to sit on to hide the cement?? Our fireplace is gas.. it was a wood burning but we changed it because of the mess..
  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 07, 2020

    Hi Deb, what if you put an oversize grey mantel on it and some slate for the hearth, you could do a large picture, faux weathered wood paneling or clock above the mantel