How to re-face a 1950's brick fireplace with stone from start to finis

BeBe Martinez
by BeBe Martinez
  4 answers
  • Rita Rita on Dec 27, 2017

    They have beautiful faux brick sheets at lowes and Home Depot now. It's not just flat has texture. Maybe look in to that. I'm wanting to do a project with it. Many of my friends have. Not real expensive either.

  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Dec 27, 2017

    Hello BeBe! Click on the link below to view a step-by-step Guide to build a stone fireplace surround over a brick fireplace:

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 27, 2017

  • Kay Kay on Dec 27, 2017

    A quick Bing or Google search about tiling a fireplace will tell you more than you will ever need to know about your project (I'm using the word 'tiling' as a verb, not a noun, as you will be tiling the fireplace with stone). OR, go to your local library and, for free, check out some books about tiling. The method and the basics are exactly the same as if you were tiling the wall with flat ceramic. The difference will be creating a flat surface on the 'brick' wall you will be tiling over, and also the grouting will be different, as you'll be grouting around each stone. I believe you will get more accurate info if you borrow or buy a couple of good tiling books. I could explain exactly how to do this project, in great detail, but it would be way way too lengthy and take a ton of time to explain. Just go old-school and do it "by -the- book". That way you are guaranteed accurate instruction. I can tell you this : What you are planning to undertake is not for beginners. Your project is not one for the person who gets easily frustrated, or for the 'weak of heart'. Some prior tiling experience would be invaluable, so that at the very minimum you already know how to do the basics of tile-work, If you want a beautiful, professional-looking end result, that is! I'm jus sayin...