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Old 09-23-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Thanks fellas... yea I like the way the floor turn out... glad I choose porcelain tile instead of laminate or wood. Installing the baseboards today

planning to replace the fireplace door with something like this... and repaint to bricks in gray or white.

http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...2076012030.jpg

Shop Pleasant Hearth Easton Black Large Cabinet-Style Fireplace Doors with Smoke Tempered Glass Glass at Lowes.com

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Old 09-23-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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Great improvement. I'd try painting the fireplace a slate gray before deciding to tile over it. Normally I'm against painting natural stone but that rock really doesn't fit with the room.

I'm curious why you decided to go with wood grain porcelain tile. I've seen a bunch of it in the bog box stores and it looks pretty good, just not a material I'd given much consideration to.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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Great improvement. I'd try painting the fireplace a slate gray before deciding to tile over it. Normally I'm against painting natural stone but that rock really doesn't fit with the room.

I'm curious why you decided to go with wood grain porcelain tile. I've seen a bunch of it in the bog box stores and it looks pretty good, just not a material I'd given much consideration to.
The reason why we went with porcelain tiles is because we have three dogs that stays indoor. Heres a quick photoshop of a diff fireplace.

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Old 09-23-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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Looking great!
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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The reason why we went with porcelain tiles is because we have three dogs that stays indoor. Heres a quick photoshop of a diff fireplace.
I like the stone. I think a more substantial wood mantel would make the difference.
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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I like the stone. I think a more substantial wood mantel would make the difference.
I had that thought as well, perhaps something like a rough wood beam in a similar color to the floor. After seeing the Photo shop, I'd clean up the stone as best possible before making a decision. It actually looks pretty good with the new front.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The reason why we went with porcelain tiles is because we have three dogs that stays indoor. Heres a quick photoshop of a diff fireplace.
You are doing a fantastic job! I think that fireplace cover works great and would look really good with stacked stone instead of the existing stone. They have the veneer panels, ledgestone or something like that, and I'm sure that you, or whoever did the floor, could easily demo the existing stone and install it.

Once you start, it just snowballs .
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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Looks great! Can't wait to see more pictures!
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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I really like the flooring you chose. I think you once you put the new face on the fireplace, that stone might actually work too. I would swap out the mantel for a big hefty timber mantel shelf--no corbels, just a straight shelf--and see how it looks. If it still doesn't suit, I'd look into doing what PennyLane suggested and using a veneer over the existing stone. I would not paint it.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:00 AM
 
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Ran into a little issue today... Now that the kitchen is opened with the living and dinning room. Time to paint the ceiling... The contractor suggested leaving the kitchen area gloss white because of cooking stains. And the rest of the room texture white.

I was thinking it might look weird with a line / border dividing the kitchen and living / dinning room???

Should I paint the kitchen area ceiling gloss white and the living and dinning room texture white? And have a border paint of gloss and texture paint between kitchen and living / dinning room?

Or paint the entire ceiling one color? Gloss white or texture.

Anyone got some suggestions? Thanks.



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