Deciding on the Fireplace

December 9, 2010 at 8:20 am | Posted in fireplace | 7 Comments
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We currently have a black hole in the wall when it comes to our current fireplace.  This bums me out very much during Christmas because we have to hang our stocking on our bookshelves (which is also currently empty).  I am very much missing our old fireplace in the old house!


We’re thinking of doing a stack stone treatment like the photo below.

What do you think?



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  1. Love it!

  2. Your current fireplace looks a lot like our old one (even down to the slate tiles) but ours had the millwork extended to the ceiling with some molding detail (it was all painted out in white). Before you do something drastic you might consider embellishing what you have first – if you hate it you won’t have invested too much.

    • Actually the slate fireplace was from my old house, my new house we don’t have a mantel yet, it’s a new construction, all that is there is the black firebox. Thanks!

  3. Love it-had thought about doing something similar at our house when we built it, but the money wasn’t there! Good luck!

  4. Might consider the weight requirements of the stones and make sure your structure can bear them. Even the veneer stone has some weight to it. I’ve known some people who had to build a separate structure to hold the stones, so the facade sticks out from the wall, which can make it look more substantial. We can’t have one for this reason so we are going with a wood burning stove, I’ll have to find a stylish one! Good luck!

    • Thanks for the info Jill, I’ll make sure to pass this along to our contractor!!

  5. You did a great job with the fireplace at your old house.

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