(Closed) How would you makeover this fireplace?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@6598731ssfse3:  Whats the budget though ? Are you talking a $100 or $1000 ?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hi there.  We also had a hideous fireplace when we bought our house so I know your pain.

In your case I would paint the wood panelind and the mantel white.  That alone will immediately brighten up the space and give it a beach cottage feel.  Also paint the vent in the left upper corner, (or switch out the cover with a prettier one).  I would leave the stone surround as is but clean it up.  I think the natural stone will actually look perfect against the white wood.  If possible I would take the doors off the opening.

 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@6598731ssfse3:  2000 could get you a really nice look if youre willing to do the work yourselves. I find the stone shape a bit dated presonally.

I would take the wood panneling off as the slanted look is dated with the shelf and place a horizontal dakrer wood panneling. Something like this…..

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or that 

Of course all to the colour that flows with your home but try to make the wall stand out…. as in accent wall.

You can place the panneling where the old one was so no need for wall repair underneith (unless damaged. The vent on top left will hide in better with a darker colour around it. Cover the stone with the panneling too and leave the black doors as they look like they are iron and would look good with horizontal panels. Get rid of the top mantel and either replace it with a nice long black one with pot lights underneith to create accent lighting or install shelves….. you can also leave it bare.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Meowkers:  This is exactly the image I had in my mind when I saw the fireplace! Definitely paint the panelling or rip it out!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

First, that wood paneling on the wall has to go. It’s atrocious. If you’re not up for removing it, at least paint it a soft, antique white/cream color. 

Then, stain the mantle a deep, chocolate brown to create a focal point. 

I’d leave the stones alone as they will be a pain to remove. 

Change out the doors to a removable grate with a pretty design:

Change out the vent to something with a pretty, coordinating design:

 @Meowkers:  I like the image you posted and would suggest a large, gilded or bronze mirror for warmth on the mantle, along with something green (plant, branch, leaves) to liven it up. If you decide to hang photos in frames or other artwork, group them together (don’t scatter them around like in the original photo). A few more inspiration pics…

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@6598731ssfse3:  $2000 is a pretty decent budget.  We spent less than that on our fireplace renovation and went from this:

(real estate listing photo)Fireplace Renovation UPDATE :  wedding fireplace renovation Getmedia?ID=97206824793&LOOT=50045650620

 

to this: 

unaccessorized but so much prettier

I took your advice about my fireplace! (pics) :  wedding fireplace Photo 28

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’d paint the wood paneling and put in a new mantel. You may be able to paint or refinish it. If you declitter the walls and the manel it will look better too.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think just covering the wood with wainscotting and adding a vent cover would get you pretty far.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

For a quick and easy fix, I would just use paint, paint & more paint!  You could actually use primer on the wood and then paint it the same color as the rest of the walls in that room, so it won’t draw as much attention.

Sherry from YHL painted her wood paneling in the kitchen yellow and you can barely even tell!

Our Big Kitchen Makeover: The Reveal

And then you could paint the stones around the fireplace.  I agree they aren’t the prettiest things, but painting them would help it look better for the time being. 

How To Make a Dated Fireplace Fabulous and Then Some

 

I agree about either painting the vent or replacing it with a prettier one. I would also take down the wooden mantle and replace it with some modern shelves.  And replace the fireplace doors with a screen if possible!

 

Good luck on house hunting!  let us know what you decide to do with the fireplace if you get this house!

 
We are house hunting as well, and the house we like has a wall sort of like yours:

Odd, isn’t it??  🙂

xo

 

 

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