(Not painted stone). Or will you go down the cast iron route? 1) Please don’t paint over the fireplace. And PLEASE don’t go black on the ceiling! I vote “don’t paint it.” I also think the idea of a black stained ceiling is intriguing! I’m as shocked as you are that I, Emily-White-Ceiling-Henderson, would even consider staining that massive ceiling black. pleasepleasepleaseplease don’t. The customers that recently contacted me for a fireplace resurfacing were considering a stack stoned look. You nailed it!:D. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. So bat cave. The “schmear” took away all the dated 80s vibes and really brought out the classic cabin look. I haven’t seen the finished plasterwork dried so I may think it’s PERFECT in person and maybe the combo with the ceiling won’t bother me. 3. Whitewash on the ceiling, depending what you do to the floor might be an option. They said it would be REALLY white, and so I figured, why not? Nothing some schmear can’t fix. (Assuming you’re not using things to bounce the light around for every photograph.) You voted for us to ‘work’ with the fireplace rock instead of demo-ing it out and starting fresh, perhaps opting for our dream stone or a totally new design (see this post for reference). PINE TONGUE-AND-GROOVE MANTEL. Reducing the amount of … Yes to a black mantel. A normal repair and restoration of a marble fireplace like this would involve removing the fireplace from site. We’ll replace this as soon as we take a better one. We sourced a faux finisher from LA but didn’t find anyone who had this in their portfolio who was affordable. I LOVE the makover! Ah – just realised it was the black ceiling you were using as a reference point in that last photo! Of course that would be too heavy for the mantel, but I’m sure something lightweight could be made that looks the same. can’t wait to see more of the process. Everything from Restoration Hardware since they became RH is so big, so heavy, so clunky. It’s the schmear that kept me here. It doesn’t fully cover the stone but it comes close. I think the thing that bothers me is that the stones are sort of “floating” in the grout, instead of resting on each other… does that make sense? You 10000% fixed the fireplace and made it look like a timeless cabin, now onto the next thing. So now, I have a few things I want to do…1. That looks very much like a Cotswold limestone and mortar. The tone of the stone isn’t bad – it’s gray, not too brown. If you don’t plan on using much if any black in the furnishings/accessories, then go with the white. The whole mantel firebox relationship would feel more grounded . It may be because I don’t know what you’re going to do with the rest of the room. Yesterday my contractor sent me the below photo now that it’s dried: Even better! I like the black stain for the mantle the best. I know some people suggested no mantle, but that would leave a giant empty space to contend with. Remove the dust and soot with a piece of cloth and dust brushes. Do not make the fireplace all light-colored. While we were up there, we were playing with wood options for bedroom ceilings and kitchen cabinets. This fireplace is one that we also liked that seemed more achievable. I love that you worked with it and made it into something so beautiful. In order to make it more modern-mountain, go with the black stained mantel, and oil/wd40/seal the slate hearth stone. . The other reason she couldn’t really remove the mantle all together (as she states in the post) is because the stone above the mantle “juts in” – By this I believe she means that the stone below the mantle is a greater depth than above. I just wish one were darker and lighter. I had a “yes” moment with that and the darker grey flooring. I would rest a new bigger mantel over the old one ( made out MDF and possible clad in a slate or similar stone ) almost the colour of your hearth . They were mostly painted fireplace makeovers. A white painted floor would set off the modern look and make the ceiling look better too. PLEASE do not stain those ceilings black or paint the stone!!! No distractions :)). I couldn't imagine not having a fireplace in the living room, it is almost a necessity! Black ceilings or a white painted stone will make the cabin look so LA or Hollywood and take away all the character that makes it feel cozy and homey. . Jackhammer the fireplace to create a more even surface by chipping off some of the larger projecting stones. The fireplace looks great and I’m going to find reasons to say “German schmear” as often as I can now. I LOVE the after and on the stone and I am so glad you “made it work,” rather than reconstructing. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. When we didn’t like option #1 or #2, he said that we could just try it in white and I thought…wait, maybe that’s what we wanted anyway? Back to the schmear results. It could be that for months, we were saying the exciting phrase “German Schmear” all day, every day when we could have been just saying “plaster”, but where’s the fun in that. I think right now there are just too many competing tones. And it wouldn’t even work because it’s a new build craftsman. I love all the mountain house content and wish you could share even more about it – this whole series has been fantastic. 2. That last picture is INSANE in the best way. Man-made or natural-stone tiles can be installed directly over the top of an existing brick fireplace. The Cost. I don’t know if you would be able to find stone to fill in the gap, but I think the fireplace would look 10 times better without a mantel. Stacked stone definitely has its place in the building construction market. I don’t know the exact tone, but I like it natural. Just goes to show some small changes can have real impact. As fall approaches, I am looking forward to wood fires in our newly updated fireplace. I should’ve read this comment before writing mine since it’s basically my opinion too. WHITE MANTEL. It literally sucked all the light out of the room. This question is the most popular topic I get emails about. It just wasn’t as fresh as I was thinking. My my…:D I show a LOT of ugly houses. To demo out some rocks to move up the box to then replace the rocks would have just been a waste of money because the ROI would have been very little. :)), Having been to the Cotswolds, I believe if you want to go for that look, you need more of the schmear/paint…also, keeping ng the ceiling light will achieve the Scandinavian rustic look while staining it black might confuse the look…..I love following your work….thanks. reminds me of the south of france. You 10000% fixed the fireplace and made it look like a timeless cabin, now onto the next thing. The dual tone wood ceiling didn’t stress me out when you first posted, but perhaps it’s now crawled into my brain. Stone fireplaces add a touch of natural, rustic beauty to your home. For outdoor pathways, it may be easier to use a pressure washer. Google “stone fireplace mantel” to see what the other options are. I was thinking it was limestone as well… there’s no way you’d have such good texture and color variation with painted stone. 1. Whether you’re contemplating a full-on renovation or looking for an easy weekend upgrade, get inspired by these ideas that will transform your hearth to the heart of your decor. The color had a good moody feel, but most importantly, the combination of light schmear and grey mantal makes the oddly slight (too slight) difference in the width of rockwork above and below the mantel just melt away. A black stain on the ceiling could really be a contrast! That’s very interesting that its limestone and mortar. Do you want me to consider painting the fireplace an all-over light tone like above? Plastering it would look seamless I think. My 2 cents: Leave your ceiling walnut blasted as-is, stain the beams black, paint the whole fireplace lighter like the picture you’ve referenced, stain the mantel black and darken the hearth to coordinate with the mantel. As to the mantel colour – I like wood. No to white washing the fireplace – if you plan to actually use it – it will get an awful noticeable heat line. Can’t wait to see the next installment. Anyway, great job, and best of luck! Obviously, a rustic reclaimed beam is an option…, 3. Who wants me to just explore the idea of using that gorgeous black stain on the…CEILING???? Bat cave. We are working on our tall fireplace and are going to have to brick it and then schmear it! Scrub the surface with a stiff-bristle scrub brush. It looks fantastic! It looks amazing! LIke the darker mantle vs lighter – the white looks too stark back to the other woods in the room. I like the white option or the black option for the mantle. I actually liked the ‘matchy’ options for the mantle the best. (P.S. I have to admit I’m fearless when it comes to painting brick or stone. Now this is FAR more special than it looks in that rendering based on just a small piece. https://www.flickr.com/photos/army_arch/3622079160/, I agree with no mantel if possible, too. Stain the ceiling black!! Pour one bag of stucco mix (base coat) into a large mixing container. Black mantel, yes. I like the grey mantel. I know like anything that looks easy, it requires skill, practice, mistakes and troubleshooting, but I figured I’d give you the steps in case you wanted to give it a whirl. Please do us a favor and disable your ad blocker, so we can continue to create the content that you come here to enjoy. I like how it looks right now, but if Emily wants it lighter I think it would look better to cover the stones with moore plaster than to paint them. But up there, it looks kinda gray on gray on gray. Whitewash Your Brick or Stone Fireplace With CHALK PAINT® - Chalk It Up Norcross If you have thought about brightening up your brick or stone fireplace, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is your answer! The new fireplace and chimney breast is a fantastic upgrade! Listen, the chances are 2% that it’s something we would actually do out of sheer fear of permanence. It was more monochromatic and natural, less “rock, grout, rock, grout.”. 2. Here is how it looked before it dried completely when we left last Friday: DEFINITELY better than the before. Here’s a quick reminder of the pre-schmear “before”: It’s hard to live with the above fireplace when all you want is the below. and I surprise myself by liking the white mantle. Leave the ceilings alone and leave the stone and mortar alone! The stone looks great with the ceiling as is. Perhaps this could be the answer? And you may have looked at pictures of painted stone that looks, well... painted, and thrown your hands up saying you would rather have a…, 35 Classy Painted Brick Fireplaces Ideas To Try This Month. ? I can’t wait to see it in person and feel good about it. says: October 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM […] week I shared 10 pretty fireplaces that I loved as inspiration for the fireplace in that home. MEDIUM WOOD TONE MANTEL. 1. *In case you are an ‘I design, You decide’ detective, you’ll probably notice that we didn’t end up raising the firebox. Good luck! Anyway, I love the look of the painted stone. It looks like limestone, not painted stone. Mantle colours: nothing strikes me as right. I also think here is your chance to create moody drama not happy go lucky white brightness. Allow the surface to dry. From the pictures, I also liked the mantel matching the ceiling look as in options 4 and 5 … and that the floor color might then need to be different like Denise suggests. Thanks for going this route and showing us. He humored me all day and was lovely to work with. Oh, and when looking at the mantle options, I feel that because the floor colour is so off in those examples, none of them really works. Sep 17, 2015 - Explore Karen Ellard's board "Refinishing Fireplaces" on Pinterest. The next thing up for debate is, of course, that mantel. We have a soaring stone fireplace with no mantel and I love it. Another option is increasing the depth of the mantel so that the space between firebox and mantel is less. Then I simply took some white paint and diluted it by about 50% with water. Things are questioned that I would have assumed were an immovable “given”. Maybe in a few years, maaaybe. Just a follow up note that the stone is not glossy – it’s just the light from the sun/windows. regarding this, “just explore the idea of using that gorgeous black stain on the…CEILING”. 2. In terms of the mantle piece – I would paint it grey. “Schmear” just means to spread! But I think you could get the same kind of look without the commitment if you just paint a wall black in the living room. For fire safety, the standard distance between the firebox and combustible materials is 12 inches. Black mantel, no. Today, we’re going to go over the best way to whitewash your stone fireplace. that a natural wood beam may not pop. In regards to the mantle, I think the white or the black will both work. As for the ceiling, what about keeping the pine planks bare but staining the doug fir beams black? Copper tongs, poker, brush handle? Since this is not just to live in, but for content, the photographs could be a struggle. Well, I didn’t have that exact formula, but I thought that there had to be way to make it darker without replacing. More involved fireplace makeovers might incorporate a lightweight masonry product called manufactured veneer stone, perfect for do-it-yourself work. Lots of people said they could do it, but when our GC said he had someone up there for $1k, we went for it because anyone in LA would have charged more. Mantle – When you added the darker floor color (with your light ceilings), I was attracted to a mantle that was on the darker side (vs the lighter ceiling color family). 1. i like options 2 and 4 but i agree that i’m not in love with the flooring? You can have the stone cut so that the edges are smooth and modern ( often you’ll see limestone cut with “jagged” or “rustic” edges, which would probably be overkill in this space. Well done on working with what you have and being an inspiration with a small budget! I vote for painting the stone. Love the fireplace! While the fireplace would look nice painted with dark black ceiling, it is probably okay as is. Otherwise, it’s just too much brown when you factor in the floors, the ceiling, furnishings… Also, I think the floor might be a bit too dark or too brown or something – it seems to be fighting with the ceiling. All of those options feel just a little bit off because they are so cold. Don’t paint – I’ve never seen painted stone (not brick) that looked good. Darken the slate stone hearth. You nailed that fireplace! Please no. Photography: Paulina Ochoa Photography Design & Decoration: Collage Interiors Furniture Refinishing: Brooke Drader Example of a mid-sized eclectic open concept and formal medium tone wood floor and brown floor living room design in Calgary with a standard fireplace, white walls and a stone fireplace 벽난로위에 그림도 좋을둣 - einsun00 These step-by-step instructions show how to use precast stone to convert a dull-looking fireplace into a stone masterpiece. I have a stone-faced fireplace too, but I don't have that odd arch you do. We used some on our slate tile backsplash and it really darkened it while also bringing out the texture and depth of the stone. This is the same reclaimed wood stained a matte black (SO PRETTY) also as a cabinet option. For the mantel, go with a wood tone. See how everything looks when the room is fully furnished at least. Love the idea of trying to make something to blend with the stone of the fireplace – maybe something plastered with the schmear or a mantel veneered with a matching stone, that will look like just a big chunk of stone (the kind I remember them using on This Old House to make outdoor stairs out of – they would just take a big chunk of grey granite that was like 10 inches high and use it for a stair step – that always amazed me). It was built with real stones, not fake, in a fairly random pattern, not looking too forced. A fireplace and chimney is made up of several parts including the mantel, the hearth, the firebox and the smoke chamber. Black ceiling…..um…..please…please….BANISH THIS IDEA FROM YOUR PRETTY LITTLE HEAD! As always you are terrific, Emily. it feels too dark to me. I think it’s WORLDS better. The mantel is too dark however – anything to high of contrast will draw attention to the mantel and not the stone, so I think keep it light (I actually really like the pine to match the ceiling since it looks more intentional) but I think the reason none of the mantels look right (and maybe why the ceiling color is bothering you) is the flooring is too dark in the examples. This photo doesn’t depict “the one” but provides some reference to show that it can look modern, without the farmhouse vibe https://www.pinterest.com/pin/78953799695310869/. If you are reading this post, you may have an imposing, dark, 1970's style stone fireplace that is turning your living area into a cave. I’m in the Option 3 camp!! But please don’t paint that stone!!!!! . I prefer the idea of keeping the ceiling wood, making the mantle and hearth black, and then the mid-toned wood on the floor. This is stunning, but in the Photoshopped image looks super JET BLACK. This is an interesting option. We could do this: Before you go, I have a couple of questions…now that Brian and I agree on one thing (the new fireplace): 1. You did such an amazing job and this is actually an attainable solution for many people’s not-quite-right fireplaces. I’m so glad you didn’t demo it! And if something has to go there ( because we don’t know what type of structure is underneath the current mantel) maybe there is a stone slab option that would blend with the current stone. Please don’t stain the ceiling. It’s a really dark orange stain that we don’t like and we don’t think it’s real wood anyway. To be clear – THESE ARE JUST PHOTOSHOPPED RENDERINGS OF THE WOOD ON THE MANTEL. It’s then that we were told that German schmear was just a technique, not a material (we think…again, we welcome any information or suggestions). We liked the idea of stone – it’s a mountain house after all – and Brian’s masculinity is highly attached to the amount of wood and rock in this house. Also brings back memories of hanging with my then-toddler in N Virginia at Einstein bagels, which is all about the schmear. George did. Overall, I’m pretty darn happy that in one day and with $1k (including materials), we transformed that very controversial fireplace into one that is super appropriate for our mountain house. I probed my contractor, asking him “Are these the only options?” and he said no but that he thought this was what we wanted so they were going to have to go get other options and it couldn’t be done today. While I think I’ll never take on a similar project: I love this post. Reminds me of people back home in Ohio/Pa who say things like “warsh”. But then the other option could be amazing….. lolove the way you make “schmear” into “old world flair”, even teasing the masonry guy about it I’ve got a few degrees in German, and a few years lived in a Germany, to Get the humor. Nothing objectionable there. Time to google it. 1.) I love it. Anything contrasting seems like a no, you want something to just blend in. A fireplace facelift can take your living space from "whatever" to "wow!" But I’d like to see you go a deeper direction on something new. That will be a good way to temporarily test the effect. Wear rubbe… Looks much improved. We had it so we tried it. I think your mantle solution is to go no mantle. I do think exploring something more rustic is worth it, the straight mantle seems a little out of place? Black ceilings and whitewashed stone would be stunning! I would consider the furnishings and accessories you plan to use. The black and stone combination gives the fireplace refacing an upscale look and feel. Oh – and I forgot to add – I’m pretty sure the last picture isn’t painted stone! That’s an amazing transformation on the fireplace. And the expense? The whole “permancy” thing is what’s making my opinion waver…but I’d love to see the rock painted white and the ceilings plus mantle stained black. If I were being forced to paint it, then I’d do white all over, and maybe a white with a little tiny dab of blue in it (still white, but a cool white not a warm white). Remove the existing surround using a pry bar wedged between the stone and the wall. Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to siphon dust from the fireplace surround, moving from the top to the bottom. It is deeply gratifying that a piece of my art is the centerpiece in our shared family space. It is gorgeous just as it is, but how striking to be in black and white (like the above photo). Even if they could somehow fill the “hole” where the mantle was, the upper and lower sections wouldn’t line up! Refinish the mantel in a midtone that balances between the ceilings and the floors and the house is ready for the next step. I vote yes! But less-so in person. I tried to brighten it with a mirror and art, but no luck. *(P.S. I also vote “no” for both the black ceiling and painting over the stones. And that’s for $1000. It feels very BRIGHT WHITE. But, it took us a while to realize why. dreamy. Slowly pour water into the stucco mix on one side and mix it with a hoe. It will give it a different shape and feel from most fireplaces we see. I realize it’s permanent, but I have always liked the results. What a transformation! And the flooring could be a rustic light stone or rustic white paint, but it would be amazing. So impressed by how you solved this! (this is a listing photo from when we bought, so not our furnishings. 3) Sure, 3-D render it, but dark ceilings just suck up light in photographs, generally. Holy Schmoley, that looks perfect! No no no no. It will work with all the wood tones in your house… Good Luck! The whole process took from 9 am to 4 pm – which I think is pretty darn fast. I agree! Can’t wait to see what you do! I think Emily wants to keep the mantle because she can’t really lose it without having to deal with covering the “hole” up. Ha! It looks so much better than white or black. Great job! This makes me think about my home differently: maybe that solid seeming wall in the kitchen could be exposed to create some niche bookshelves…, The schmear seems to have created much more of what you’re striving for. I bet it’s even lighter than it looks in that photo. I think that the fireplace needs some warmth to it since the stone and grout are so cold grey. It would coordinate without matching the dark cabinets you’re planning. Separating the individual pieces, before removing the old adhesive and cleaning them up. Sep 17, 2015 - Explore Karen Ellard's board "Refinishing Fireplaces" on Pinterest. No blacks and whites for me, thankyouverymuch. In the center was a magnificent Lannon stone fireplace that formed the core of the home. No black ceiling. And you may have searched for HOURS online and on Pinterest trying to find a good way to update it without turning your house into a construction zone. Love the way the stone turned out! Wow, the German Schmear technique really worked on that stone. thanks for the formula. I would then re-assemble or box up the two sides, which would be nice and square to make fitting easier when returned to the property. as you can imagine, he thinks our whole social media experiment and how we create all this ridiculous on-camera Insta storyiPhonee content is HILARIOUS and is always like “Well, have you asked that audience yet”…SUCH a good sport. I like the black fireplace mantel though and no to painted rock! I did not like the stone fireplace before – too me the stones were too round and it looked so “new”. It won’t be as stark as the photoshop based on the photo of the beam you shared if you allow the grain to show. Next, they mixed cement with the plaster and it looked mostly like cement (right). Refinish the mantel in a midtone that balances between the ceilings and the floors and the house is ready for the next step. (Although that doesn’t bother me at this point at all). more about that here) Almost every ugly house (and many perfectly nice houses) have dark, dingy, dirty brick firepla…. So I vote for the black ceiling. I LOVE THE FIREPLACE NOW. That last photo of the kind of creamy white painted wall is beautiful. They look SO GOOD now. I’ve looked all over the internet for images but I unfortunately can’t seem to find any, but my parents had a similar two story fireplace in their last home with a chunky limestone mantle and it was beautiful! CEDAR TONGUE-AND-GROOVE MANTEL. Also gorgeous. .••••••Check out Where to Buy on our online store locator to find an independent paint retailer or Home Depot near you. They look so pretty in natural wood! I like a good rock, too, but I wanted ours to feel either more aged and organic OR new and fresh. I really love how the stone turned out! Note: Before beginning this project, check your local building codes. I can’t wait to see the whole house! The Brick-Anew Stone Fireplace Paint Kit includes everything you’ll need for your stone fireplace makeover – all the tools for your project plus 5 shades of paint. Nor did we create a taller bench and create wood storage underneath it like we originally planned in this post. 1. I’m really loving the stone now—I never dreamed it would look this good! We Recommend. Meanwhile, he’s suspended from being an SBEH freelance camera phone photographer. So if you want the fireplace to stand out, make the surrounding area recede with a mild color, and the fireplace a contrasting color. Maybe in a few years, maaaybe. 3. it looks fantastic! Not because I don’t like the stone but because I fear that medium tone of the stone with the medium tone of the ceiling is kinda competing. Start at the top end of a side leg,… However, their selection of a stack stone pattern was a little concerning. *Also, for what it’s worth, I’m not a professional photographer. don’t paint the ceilieng will feel off once you get it finished and you will regret it, It may seem a little industrial, but have you considered a metal beam? Before we left, I held them up to see if any of these could help guide our decision on what to do with the mantel. This week I thought it would be fun to share some […] I'm Jen. https://www.flickr.com/photos/army_arch/3622079160/, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/78953799695310869/. I say go darker on the mantle. With the new fireplace I’m kinda digging the idea of black stained ceiling. When it comes to fireplace installation, Stone Guys is … However, the hallmark mountain fireplace is more than accessible, and the traditional stacked stone design is most certainly guaranteed to transport you in its own right. I actually like #4 and #5 on the fireplace as is, but I really think the flooring needs to be done before you can get the full picture on the mantle. It looks great in this image but the ceiling is much lower here… I think would come to regret it over time in your large room with a pitched roof. Sometimes Photoshop takes texture out of things and makes it look fake when it’s not. (and yes, with the black ceiling …. Please don’t paint over the stone/plaster. what an amazing transformation! I was thinking the same thing, actually! It may be because I didn ’ t feel right for the next step white, and oil/wd40/seal the hearth. Work because it ’ s suspended from being an SBEH freelance camera phone photographer t demo it installation stone. 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