OMG. What can I do with this eye sore!! Rocks are heavy!

q omg what can i do with this eye sore rocks are heavy
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  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 22, 2018
    I would take all the stuff off it for starters, are those old one-man saws? Then I would paint the ceiling.
    Then if you want a different color you can stain masonry or white wash it... you could vary the colors to different shades...
    Then I would remove that ugly heater and get a nice electric fireplace/heater. I love mine on a cold night, its warm and cozy to look at, and best of all it has a remote. I got the Classic Flame in a larger size.... but it does heat up the huge living room with a window wall on a cool night.
    I would chisel off those funky shelf with the lamp on it, and use the two lower ones to support a beam, using drilled in threaded bolts or a French cleat.
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jan 22, 2018
    I would definitely paint it all out.
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    • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jan 24, 2018
      That turned out beautiful! Great job!
  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 22, 2018
    Candles or throw pillows in the accent color used in the rest of the home would add some interest. You could white wash the stone to lighten the wall. Add some shelves and use items to bring color in. Needs some sort of color to break up the monotone that is going on.
  • Lamar Havard Lamar Havard on Jan 22, 2018
    Talk to a stonemason and see if he would take the stones in trade for a discount on a wall renovation. Some people love that type of stone.
  • Ok, as always, I am the odd one out. I think it is a beautiful wall, all it needs is some updating. I would swap out the heater for a pretty electric fireplace, add a mantle and get help styling it with items you probably already own.

    If you really do not like it, get a stonemason to remove, and install drywall and paint.
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    • 🤗 Would be jumping for joy to have such a lovely wall like that in my house.
  • Karen Karen on Jan 23, 2018
    You could do something similar to what we did in our basement. We built 2x2 frames in front of our concrete foundation and then added paneling (see my post) or you could use 2x4's and sheetrock it (more work and $$). I really agree with Naomie above though. If it were cleaned up it really isn't bad, just needs a little tlc. The saws are neat, but don't belong there.

  • Kira Kira on Jan 23, 2018
    I would build two white bookshelves one each side for extra storage and to make the wall look smaller if u can't afford to replace the heater I would change the paint color using appliance paint to black and then add a nice mantel and large painting or mirror on top to make the room look bigger and hide more of the stone wall
  • Gail Gail on Feb 03, 2018
    A lesser expensive & less involved solution is a pretty fireplace screen to set in front of it. This would help to disguise it & yet leave it fully functional for those cold winter nights when the heat is needed.

    You could also build & install a nice mantle over it under the saws to put other smaller coordinating decor pieces on.

    Hope this gives you some good ideas how to use & leave you heater as it is but be attractive as a fireplace substitute.
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