My friends, Angela and Kevin are huge diy'ers. When they purchased their home about seven years ago, this is the fireplace that they inherited.
They started out by removing the gas logs. Then began the process of getting rid of all of the stone. The hearth was framed up...
...then completely covered with plywood.
Next up came the framing...
...in preparation for applying plywood to cover the rock on the face of the fireplace.
In the above picture you can see that they have added the base for a mantle and have built the sides out a little.
At last it was time to add all of the trim pieces.
And here is the finished product. Didn't they do an awesome job!
For now the gas logs have been replaced with electric ones. This is what the fireplace looks like today.
The hearth was completely covered with glass tile and rope trim was added around the top edge.
The area above the fireplace was covered with plaster look wallpaper that was applied horizontally. They saw the idea for the stained, horizontal strips on HGTV's Color Splash. They add a decorative touch and also just happen to cover the wallpaper seam.
One more look of the two together.
You can see more of Angela and Kevin's home here, where it is all decked out for Christmas.
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