Petrified Wood Fireplace Makeover

Mary Dorsey
by Mary Dorsey
3 Materials
2 Days
This was a project I wanted to do, but had to figure out if the petrified wood was gonna adhear to the tile. After reading on which glue to use that would hold this heavy material (petrified wood), I decided to use tile glue. It worked well and not one piece even moved, which I was shocked. Had to hold it in place for a few seconds, especially the larger pieces, but it took very well.
Get the materials for this project:
  • Tile glue  (Home Depot)
  • Petrified wood  (I collected myself)
  • Paint for mantel and walls  (Home Depot & Walmart)
  • Polycrylic (HomeDepot)
  • Grout (Home Depot)

I first cleaned and prepared the petrified wood to start putting up on the fireplace like putting together a puzzle. It was pretty simple to do and I had fun. I used tile glue to stick the petrified wood pieces to the tile. It worked well!
I painted the mantel to brighten up the area around where the petrified wood was going. Then I put the petrified wood up. After it set up, I had to clean all the grout away from the petrified wood. Then I coated the entire petrified area with polycrylic.
Then I started painting the walls to give the room more light. The green walls had to go!!icon I went for a fresh coat of very light grey paint. It looks so much better!
This is my final results. Went from total darkness to a more bright and cheerful room!☺️ I just love how the petrified wood looks! I hope you enjoyed this creation and are inspired to do a project on your own!
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  • Diena Cameron Diena Cameron on Sep 08, 2017

    Love this idea and it looks beautiful ! Can you tell me the name of the paint that you used ? It looks like a grey or greige (sp), which I love ??

  • C Crow C Crow on Sep 08, 2017

    Beautiful. Nothing stated about this in your post, but I wondered if you put any finishing or coating on it when done?

  • Frances Ann Hopper Mabry Frances Ann Hopper Mabry on Sep 16, 2017

    I see you wiped off the grout, but when did you apply it and in what fashion?

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