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sbrydson

11:17PM | 04/25/04
Member Since: 04/25/04
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We moved into a late 70's home 2 years ago and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to fix/cover up the brick fireplace in the living room. It is ugly tannish/brown and has been terribly neglected over the years by many renters. Mortar is cracked in places and obviously someone tried to fix other places because they are gray not white like the rest of the fireplace.

I'd like to partially cover the brick with drywall (on the top) and tile the other part (mid to bottom) around the gas insert we had installed. I also have an oak mantel shelf to put in between the two areas.

Is this something that can be done? If so would we need to level the surface first or can we just put up drywall over the entire brick surface and tile the areas we want after that?

I've asked at several home improvement stores and they look at me with blank stares and say "I guess you could do that". I'm desperate to get rid of the ugly looking brick - don't want to paint it - and have tried some brick stain that looked terrible. Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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