Monday, November 23, 2009

Faux Limestone Fireplace


I wish I had a dime for every house I have been in that has the same builder grade white painted fireplace. BORING. With just a little bit of glaze and a few embellishments tacked on you can create a smoking fireplace with or without a fire. This is an easy do it yourself project. I've written before about it here.

Another way to add some heat to your fireplace is by applying a plaster or concrete micro topping. I would suggest you leave this to a professional faux finisher. We use a product called E-crete. Here is a fireplace that we just finished that was fauxed to look like limestone. It started out as just a shell built from HardieBacker board. You can also put this over top of just about any surface or substrate including tile and wood. Brooks put on the E-crete and then aged it to look like limestone. For more information on E-crete talk to our friend Dirk at Finish FX. So the next time you are ready to add a little dazzle to your home, think about a fireplace makeover.

7 comments:

  1. Love it! I need to try the ECrete!!!!

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  2. This is such a great idea and looks a fine faux Limestone Fireplace when dressed (like in the first picture). I too am tired of all those builder grade white painted fireplaces!

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  3. Its creation of some excellent mind, great work.
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  4. As limestone is valuable natural resources, it is used to make things that we all require, such as concrete and glasses. Limestone was as well admired for building block in the middle ages.

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  5. Wow! I SO want to do ths to my boring wood mantel! How much does something like us cost? I live in the Atlanta area, do you travel? Love, love love this!!!

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  6. Dana thanks for the post. I want to re-do our fireplace into a limestone fireplace so what type of mortar should I use? - Mehul

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  7. Dear faux
    I like this article very much. Here I got an idea about E-Crete which is the best part to make our fireplace more heat.E-crete I think is one of the best architecturalParts whose presents in fireplace give more attention .Good attempt faux…

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