How to update this space the stove is the main source of are heat

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 02, 2017
    I would tile around the stove, but it needs to be within clearance and done to code.

  • Rhonda Rhonda on Nov 02, 2017
    love the stove!!! I'd paint the wall as an accent to the other walls to make it pop! Not knowing what you like or what your decorations in the room look like I'm not sure what color but go bold! Deep red, plum, olive etc. I also think something around the fireplace like brick would look amazing but when working with this type of project you have to follow code. We have something similar in our living room and looked into making some changes to it and had to have someone come out to make sure it was code for fire hazard reasons. Good luck! It can be beautiful!!

  • Bijous Bijous on Nov 02, 2017
    Faux brick around the stove. First paint the wall the "grout" color. Then tape off the brick pattern. Use thin painter's tape. Be sure to use a roller to go back over the tape ensuring it is down well. What I do first are the horizontal lines. Then I tape the vertical. It looks like a criss-cross pattern. I then use a box cutter on the vertical lines, and cut out every other one making it look more like a brick pattern. Then comes the painted bricks. I love the Oops! paint section. I can always find something I can use. To the paint add play sand. I add about a cup to a gallon. You may want to start with less and add until you get the consistency you like. Just don't make it too thick. It will not adhere to the wall. Once you've painted your bricks on the wall, gently remove your tape. There you go, a custom brick wall highlighting your great stove!

  • Teg31271377 Teg31271377 on Nov 02, 2017
    tilw should be within the code for fire resistance checkit would look spectacular in a bright color

  • Jennifer Emick Jennifer Emick on Nov 03, 2017
    Stone tile or ledge stone on the wall behind.

  • Nancy Flemming Nancy Flemming on Nov 03, 2017
    Love the stove and love wood heat. The little unit to the left of the stove appears to be wood and looks like it is too close for fire regulations. I would consider accessing this from the other side if possible and building a wall to give you a u shaped alcove for your stove. Lots of options from tile or brick to temperature rated paints. We put in hammered metal panels (also helps reflect heat) that wrapped around the 3 walls of the u, they had to be attached with a 1" copper spacers to meet code at the time.(northern Canada). You could do either full height of wall or go a couple of feet above the back of the stove and finish with a metal trim and paint the remainder. Hope this helps get your creative juices flowing. Good luck let us know what you do.

  • Ani5273387 Ani5273387 on Nov 03, 2017
    This was my solution 30 years ago to the woodstove in my farmhouse kitchen. These were face bricks about half an inch thick from a local home improvement store. You adhered them to the wall with an adhesive based mortar, then filled in any thin spots after the first coat set up, using a pastry bag and small brush to smooth. The wall behind the stove was already finished with fire retardant wall board.