What can I do with a worn and dated slate fireplace??

by Leigh
It's old and dated and looks it. I can't replace it but would love some ideas to make it look better! Help!
Please excuse my curious friend!
  7 answers
  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jun 05, 2017

    Lowes sells a product called AirStone, that is supposed to be pretty affordable and super easy to use, and creates a stone fireplace look for you without the mess of masonry or real stone, here is a link of someone who used it:


  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 06, 2017

    How about a shiplap makoeover?


  • Char Char on Jun 06, 2017

    paint it to look like marble. the how to are on pinterest. basically, you paint on one color. after its dry paint on the second color using a feather. then high gloss sealer, or spray.

  • Jackie Glennie Jackie Glennie on Jun 06, 2017

    We tiled ours.

  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Jun 06, 2017

    There's hundreds of possibilities for this. Get some masking tape, stencils & small cans of paint. Prime it first. Let dry completely. Place your stencil down & tape it into place with very small pieces of tape. With cotton balls, paint in the color. Gently lift the stencil up & move it over & repeat. You may have to cut the stencil to fit the upright portions of your fireplace frame. Let dry completely. If you don't like it when finished. Simply prime it & repeat with a different pattern (pics below). OR you could buy about 10 stencils of the exact same design & glue them together creating depth to your pattern. Use joint compound (for Sheetrock) & place your stencil down, tape it in place & fill with the joint compound & level it off. Lift easily to preserve the design. Let dry completely overnight. Paint it when dry. (Pic below). GOOD LUCK! :)

  • Leigh Leigh on Jun 06, 2017

    Thank you ! That's wonderful!

  • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Jun 08, 2017

    i have the same fireplace as leigh. i never thought to stencil it. what a perfect solution!