Our last blog post was about the first step in our sunroom remodeling project: Painting Once we put new paint on the walls and ceiling, it was clear that something needed to be done with the fireplace. I cut the front of the floor base down so I could attach the cut off piece on the bottom of the cabinet box for support. Whilst they don’t provide the same warmth as other fireplace options such as stone, they look great in a rustic environment and add an element of design.
The tiles on the edge then usually need to be cut to fit into the remaining space. As always first we tear it apart.Which also included resurfacing the ceiling and two walls because of plaster damage. The pilasters are just press fitted to the side pieces that have been attached to the fireplace.
The pieces are cut and fitted to the inside of the recess. Paintable mantels use finger-jointed moldings and less-decorative wood or MDF (i.e. Medium Density Fiberboard) because the wood won’t be visible. Brick paint or fireplace paint that’s specially-formulated to withstand the demands of a fireplace can wash over the drab, old brick – even if it’s been painted before – and completely revitalize your fireplace and your room.
You can paint or stain a wood mantel to match the dÃ©cor of your room. Carol Agee is the vice president of Agee Woodworks, which has been handcrafting wood fireplace mantels of impeccable style and quality for almost 10 years. We pulled out all the metal drywall corner joints and then removed the drywall which revealed the wood frame for the mantle.
Seasonal variations like a cornucopia in the fall, a basket of pine cones in the winter, flower arrangements in the spring and even a collection of sea shells and driftwood in the summer make your fireplace a living part of your home. Underscore your preference in finishes by choosing a matching fireplace screen, or the perfectly brilliant pair of glass fireplace doors, which work well for masonry, prefabricated and firebox insert fireplaces.