How do I hide my ugly chimney that is now part of my deck?

by Shelia

My husband and I have been renovating an older home for the last 13 years. We now have a new deck / Back Porch. The problem is this hideous chimney that we cannot take down but would love to hide disguise or beautify in some way. We have painted it which helped a lot but it still sticks out like a sore thumb. Any suggestions?

  8 answers
  • on Sep 04, 2018

    It might help to paint it the exact colour of your siding, Sheila. Then it will fade into the background. :) If you have a piece of siding you can take it to the paint store and have it color matched. :)

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Sep 04, 2018

    Yes, paint it the color of the siding, it will blend in.

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Sep 04, 2018

    The simplest solution is to paint it the same color as your siding to help it blend in. Then hang outdoor appropriate artwork on it. It looks like you have a rustic feel to this area. You could glue barnwood, pallet, or other old wood lengths on top of the brick to make this a feature area.

  • Baxter Baxter on Sep 04, 2018

    I would paint the chimney to match the color of the house and then hang a large wooden (painted or stenciled) farmhouse looking sign on it to match your rustic theme. Maybe a "Welcome to our Porch" sign or "Boo!" or "Gather" or "Merry" or anything seasonal. If you don't paint, then stencil a few old weathered boards that are almost as wide as the chimney and about 3 or 4 feet tall and change the sign as the seasons change. Here's a couple I painted on old barn boards. Good luck!

  • Chris Chris on Sep 04, 2018

    I actually like the way it looks in the picture you provided. The rustic decorations give it an organic look. :-)

  • C Crow C Crow on Sep 04, 2018

    Another idea: I often see on Craigslist leftover stone facing for free. Something rustic like a river rock facing might look nice with what you have.

  • Nicole Frances Nicole Frances on Oct 30, 2018

    I think stone would look great. You can buy the 12"x12" slabs at the hardware store or you can take a nice hike and collect some stones and face it with mortar. Would be cute and rustic.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Jan 22, 2021

    You can add something to it like stone and make it a really cool focal point.