Vintage Fireplace / July 18, 2018 / Riley Holm.
Tips! Most recommended grout is sanded grout - it is suitable for both internal and external use. Avoid using any ready-made grout on wet areas like showers floor or showers backsplashes - use any other standard dry powder based cement. To appreciate the beauty of these nature-made panels, it is recommended on removing the excess grout with a wet sponge. After all, you want to expose as much of the stones as possible.
Mirrors above the fireplace are a timeless decor strategy. Mirrors add depth and reflect attractive features in the room. The reflection in the glass enhances the effect of objet d'arts or candles on the mantel. Decorating above the fireplace with mirrors offers a traditional or updated look, depending on your choice of mirrors and how you position them.
If you have a brick fireplace in your home that just seems a bit too dark or outdated, consider replacing the brick with exquisite mosaic tile. Tile can create a beautiful and shimmery fireplace, whether you choose to use ceramic or even glass mosaic tiles. If you've been thinking of giving your fireplace a makeover, here are some ideas for using tile that you can use to get the project started.
Late in the 19th century, there was a tendency to use mantelshelves as the focal point of a room even when there was no accompanying mantelpiece, and even when there was no fireplace! Old fireplaces themselves often became the receptacle for wood- or coal-burning stoves. Many an old house has a mysterious mantelpiece-pilasters, shelves, and all where there was obviously never a chimney, a flue, a fireplace, or—a dead giveaway—a hearth.