It can be as simple as a fresh paint job on unfinished or previously painted brick. Or it can be a simple construction project, where you cover up the brick with drywall, wood, or tile. More involved fireplace makeovers might incorporate a lightweight masonry product called manufactured veneer stone, perfect for do-it-yourself work.
Looking at some of the less than attractive brick and stone fireplaces you've shown, I'm wondering if it's possible to build a sort of shell around the existing fireplace as a way of covering them up, as an option to painting them. Reply Cancel
15 Beautiful DIY Ideas for Your Fireplace. This clever project turns an old window into a decorative fireplace screen. Obviously the wooden sides make this only decorative and not something to use when in operation. Graphic wallpaper becomes a bold decorative fireplace screen thanks to a little DIY energy.
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If there's no air build-up between the plastic sheet and the fireplace, your fireplace cover and the edge bumpers have successfully sealed the fireplace; if there's air build-up, air is leaking through. Using your ideas, I'll just keep it simple for now 🙂
An easier cover is accomplished by purchasing a tin or bronze-plated wall/fireplace facing cover from a company such as The Victorian Fireplace Shop. These are measured to fit the opening of your fireplace and set in the opening as a decorative sealing cover for the fireplace.