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. Opt for such a feature if you have an open floor plan and you want to gain a bit of privacy in the living room or if you think a fireplace would look great in both the living room and the dining area. Installing a new fireplace mantel – either buying one for the first time or replacing an existing one – does not take as much work as you think.
Use fire-resistant materials on walls around wood stoves. I ran out of yellow pads, so plywood scrap will do. Each side of the fireplace is different, and each set of doors is slightly different as well – so it looks like I’ll need both sides of this plywood to do some cypher’n.
There are so many colors to choose from, you can even paint it to look like a lighter color brick. Mosaic pattern stone veneer consists of irregular pieces of natural stone for siding, facing, and cladding. Finishing a fireplace mantel is a rewarding experience; once it is done you can see how the new mantel enhances the look of the room.
I recommend using a high quality semi-gloss paint in the color of your choiceâ€”but any paint that is used for inside house trim is suitable. If you don’t have a fireplace mantel, consider getting one as it will give your fireplace a more finished, polished look.
A fireplace mantel is also an excellent place to hang stockings and display cards around Christmas time. The new glass door, glass 3Ã—6 tile on the walls, 12Ã—12 porcelain tiles on the floor and chrome fixtures mix together to create a soothing feel. Your fireplace mantel can serve as another place to display gifts – think of is as an extension of the space under your Christmas tree.