Updating an old fireplace
Scrape them off – they are left over from the molding process. You do not want the edges of the stones to line up – cut them with a hack saw if necessary to vary where the edges fall. For a wall installation start at the ground level and work horizontally.
I drew black lines on the photo below to show you where they should be cut. For a wall installation you may not need corner stones, but for my fireplace I needed them to go around the inner edge. Cut it on the face side of the stone, not the back side. Make sure the first row is level, for it will be the foundation for all the rows above it.
It is the house I envision as the “perfect for me” house. I watched the video on the display and smiled big time – a stone fireplace could be mine and no stone mason or special skills needed – plus I could afford it on my limited decorating budget!
It isn’t high-end, big, or trendy – just a house that has all the components to fit with my personal style. If you can ice a cupcake and cut a French baguette in half with a bread knife then you have all the skills you need to create a stone façade just about anywhere in your home.
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We’re so confident about the results that we offer a "I NEVER imagined my fireplace would look this awesome! We got lucky and found a simple mantel at a recycle center that will slip over our existing mantel.We added molding to the newly found mantel to give it more interest.The DIY project I completed for this post is getting that “house in my head” a little closer to reality. I gathered all the pamphlets to read when I got home.
I went to the comes in 3 different edges – Natural Edge – use where the side of the stone will be exposed. There are also wide stones in each box so that you can create a realistic stone facade. Remove the stones from the boxes so they can acclimate to the air temperature as well as allow you to see the variety of shades in each box.
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