What can I do with the wall behind my woodburning stove?
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We seem to have some unwelcome Mickeys and Minnies in our house. What is the best way to get rid of them?
How to remove popcorn ceiling with asbestos?
I want to remove my popcorn ceiling, but it has asbestos in it. How do I go about this safely?
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How to fix a crack in a door frame?
How to fix a door frame with a split in it?
My cat scratched up my wallpaper. What can I do? No extra paper to use
What can I put on my walls to keep heat in
My house is single brick built ,I lose alot of heat ,walls always cold ,any ideas what I could put on them
I like using rock or ceramic tiles for both the base and the backing. Your home looks a bit country style from the picture and window frame in your posted photo. There's a lot of nice choices out there. Please don't build up a brick foundation; we had to remove one at one of our homes and it was a nightmare. Good luck and please post a photo of your finished project! :-)
Marlissa, l looked for non-black high heat paints. Rustoleum makes an aluminum color in spray or can. Krylon offers 4 colors including aluminum and white in sprays as well.
I also looked into painting slate and it can be done, according to this website:
It goes into great detail and I've used it as a resource before.It even recommends a particular brand. It does caution that when you paint slate, you should consider it a permanent choice.
I think a white slate wall behind your stove would be stunning. I'd paint the wall behind the stove white, or whatever color you decide to paint the slate. Then if the slate pieces have little gaps, they won't show. You'd have to use a construction glue to keep it on the wall. Install it completely between the two door frames, even though the stove is not centered between them.
I also like luvmycrafts's idea to put the slate on the floor and then up the wall to the ceiling. It will be the focal point of the room! I think it's going to look fantastic, however you choose to redecorate.
Please take lots of pictures as you work, Marlissa, and share with us your process and your finished work! Be sure to write again if you run into any questions.
Yikes, if that guy was qualified who installed it.... he doesn't know what he's doing. Its way to close to that combustible wall.... https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1997-01-12-1997012107-story.html#:~:text=Conventional%20wisdom%20says%20that%20all,an%20unprotected%20wall%20or%20ceiling.
Can you provide a better pictures ?