How do I update this old gas fireplace ?

by Barb

How do I update this old gas fireplace?

How do I update this old gas fireplace?

  7 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 11, 2018

    What part do you want to update, the surround, or the mantle? What is the black on surround? Marble or faux marble?

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    • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 12, 2018

      That's what I would do too

      I'd remove the brass trim and fake marble and replace with nice tile or marble. Not sure what to do with the brass on the doors. If they don't get hot you can just paint it, maybe silver ?

  • on Oct 11, 2018

    Get a special high heat black paint and paint over the gold. That will make a world of difference!

  • William William on Oct 11, 2018

    What other Hometalkers did.

  • Pamela Pamela on Oct 11, 2018

    Tile around it and spray paint the metal

  • MadameRã MadameRã on Oct 12, 2018

    I have/ had I mean, almost the same fire place & what I did was a total transformation making most of the effects & altering the gold to white. The fire place looks like a beautiful outdoor one now along with hanging succulents (that I made; I make most items from re-cycle goods).. persons sitting near my fire really enjoy the different ambiance... I even make faux wood,rocks from papermaché..... If you are truly interested in viewing what I have done then just tag me & ask me so,& then I will say what one needs to do to accomplish one’s very own look,& what it’s likely to cost{though do u/stand it will be an approximation as ‘decor artists’ have it hard from very expensive prices here, so i’ll grant you an idea}

    AND if not, happy crafting anyway, always keep positive:)


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 13, 2022

    Call in a Gas fitter and have it removed and buy one you do like!

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 13, 2023

    Hello, I hope these help you out.

    You could paint the wood if you want to.

    and redo the faux black marble to something you love