How to Update a Fireplace With Stacked Stone

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We bought our house when Tuscany was a decor adjective and not a region in Italy. Tuscany was to 2002 like Farmhouse is to 2018. We painted every wall in shades of brown and embraced granite tiles! Let that be a warning to shiplap. One of the many things we loved about our home was the dual-sided fireplace in the finished basement. It was like a 2 for 1 fireplace special. But with 12×12 tiled squares surrounding the fireplaces, it was time for a fireplace update with stone. Here is how to update a fireplace with stacked stone.But first you need a visual of the before.
We decided to take on this project ourselves when my husband found  this product at Home Depot. For the convenience factor (and back-saving measures), we ordered a pallet of the stacked stone panels and shipped it to our driveway.We chose 6″ x 24″stacked stone panels because they were easier to handle, cut and apply. You can order the panels in different lengths and widths depending on your project.
Before we get to the pretty pictures we used the backer board as the base. The backer board was easy to apply with screws and it can be cut with a table saw.We used it to cover over the niches/insets above both fireplaces.
Because of the arch above the fireplace, we added 1×2 boards to secure the backer board. We used a stone application Thinset to adhere to the stacked stone panels to the backer board.
This fireplace update was a weekend project from start to finish. I love the look and the results were impressive. We went with a dark gray, slate with subtle “whitewash.” Both sides have the same stacked stone; the contrast is all about the lighting. And, one of the fireplaces has a ping pong table in front of it!
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  • Mary Moore
    7 days ago

    Can you tell me the estimated cost of this project

    • Everyday Edits
      7 days ago

      Hi Mary, it was right around $500 dollars for the stacked stone sheets. Some Home Depots carry them and others it needs to be ordered which is better because then it drop shipped to our driveway.

      Our fireplace dimensions were approxmately 7' x 5'. laura

  • Jillian Stoffel
    24 minutes ago

    About how much did this project cost?

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