The Fireplace Saga

Our fireplace looked like a 1950’s bathroom. It had been sealed off with ceramic tile that was crooked in the middle. A beautiful focal in our living room for all to enjoy. Until yesterday.

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We were about to leave after a late night at the house and decided that it had to go. So we grabbed hammers and crowbars and went at it. I cannot describe the joy I felt as we chipped away at the horrible tiles. Underneath it was a brick fireplace. Who would cover that up with tile?! We were a little upset that a previous owner took the art tiles from the center. I am so curious as to what it would have looked looked like.

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Our next step is to get a quote on what it would cost to repair or completely demolish. Our living room is so small that the fireplace & built in’s take up an extra 12 inches of the living room. We are also considering a gas fireplace. I also have looked into some less expensive remodeling/resurfacing or painting options:

http://inmyownstyle.com/2012/07/diy-fireplace-makeover-on-a-budget.html

http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-reface-a-fireplace-with-stone/index.html

http://www.brick-anew.com/brick-anew-fireplace-paint-kit.html

Regardless I am happier with the brick over the tile. It at least feels natural!

Before and After

Before and After

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