How To Put Stone Over Brick Fireplace

How To Put Stone Over Brick Fireplace – Friends! We finally built the brick fireplace and I’m so excited to share with you how we did it! This is a project I have been wanting to tackle for a long time and mr. Kirk finally made it. Let’s be honest – without him – this would never have happened. 😉 We actually bought stone veneer when we bought our house a few years ago and it’s been sitting in our shop ever since. After we finished our kitchen remodel, I decided to update this part of our family room. It’s been great getting two big projects done this winter!

The stone paver we used was from Stone Craft, which we bought on sale at Lowe’s. Like I said, it’s been sitting in our garage for a few years now, so I’m not sure if they sell it anymore, but I did a quick search and Lowe’s offers a variety of upholstery options.

How To Put Stone Over Brick Fireplace

How To Put Stone Over Brick Fireplace

The project took a few weeks to complete because with three kids and a full-time job, it was a weekend project (some weekends, yes). I will describe all the steps below for you. Here is our front picture:

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Step Two: Since we wanted to move our TV above the fireplace and Mr. Kirk didn’t want to destroy the brick, we decided we needed to build a wall. He framed the 2×4 above the fireplace and placed it against the brick wall. (That’s a fancy way of saying build it on the wall – I’m learning haha!)

Step Four: Use a nail gun to attach the metal rod to the wall. I didn’t get a picture of it, but it was basically a big sheet and it was kind of a pain to get up.

Step Five: Cover the mesh with a scratch coat. We used Type-S mortar, put a smooth layer on top and made it a texture. Voila – you have a scratch jacket. It takes about 24 hours to dry and you’ll notice that it turns back to a light gray color once it’s completely dry.

Step Six: This step is optional but highly recommended. We glued a piece of flint to the floor the same size as the wall, piled up the stones and rearranged them until we were happy with the shape. This is only a guide, as depending on the size and type of your stone, the grout lines will affect the distance between the stones. I’m glad we moved because there were rocks I didn’t care for and wanted to move.

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Step Seven: Put Your Rocks on the Wall! We also used Type-S mortar for this, and Mr.

Step Eight: After all the stones are placed, you need to set or dry the mortar for another 24 hours. And then it will be! We used the same Type C mortar to sand between the stones, but added some liquid concrete color (charcoal) to darken the solution. It looked really dark, but it brightened up as it dried.

You’ll notice that we’ve also changed the wall color. Here you can see our entire family room, it’s a great makeover!

How To Put Stone Over Brick Fireplace

I hope these steps help you turn your brick fireplace into a beautiful stone fireplace. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below! Here’s an image for a pin letter on Pinterest. Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for more fun DIY projects! We are a couple of housewives, working to find a house that we want to be our home. We’re so glad you’re here.

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Our bedroom has gone through a lot of changes in the last six months, but I think our fireplace has gone through

Changes. We originally thought about scrapping it completely and rebuilding it in a much simpler way, but against all odds, I stuck with it. It’s real local Idaho stone (not veneer) and looks like the stone a modern cottage should have – huh? So I’m on a personal mission to make it shine. It was like that when we first moved in.

We took quick steps to make this easier by removing the mantle and sconce, but the real challenge came when we removed the tray ceiling in our bedroom, leaving over a foot of space between the stone and the new ceiling height. .

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However! I planned ahead! During the demo phase of our new kitchen, they removed the stone to match our fireplace (I think they were brought in at the same time) and we kept it to use here. The mason added the stone within two hours and all was well again in the furnace world…almost.

Many examples believe that our bedroom is the perfect place to implement the look. The examples I kept were almost completely limewashed…

I’m really into this because for me (I realize this is just personal preference) I really like the look of the stone and the smoothness that the lime has produced. Would love to see both!

How To Put Stone Over Brick Fireplace

I could go on, but these are just some of the inspiration photos I showed Chris during my dissertation on why our bedroom fireplace isn’t working at full capacity. (lol). I wanted a soft, cottage-like, over-the-top stone fireplace and fresh white walls in our bedroom, and I knew the light lime would add more than just the look.

White Wash Stone Fireplace

Luckily, it’s a very cheap DIY (we spent about $100!!, but if you don’t have a cable connection, add another $99). It’s easy too. But it is difficult and takes some time. I would block out 1.5 days for this project (great for a weekend project!) because it’s not something you can start and stop. Lime dries and is time sensitive to get right. We spent about 14 hours on this project from start to finish, but not all of it.

Note: I don’t know what the technical term for this tutorial is because we’re not using grout (the cracks in the rock are too big for grouting) we’re using mortar. But “over-grouting” is still a term you hear often for this look. Of course, open to other topics.

Lou had everything we needed. It was great to walk into the store and walk out with a short list (after spending only $108) to get started right away. You can do it too! Here’s what you need.

1. For every 6 cups of dry mortar mix, add 4 drops of BUFF concrete paint and 2 drops of charcoal concrete paint (so it’s not white and blends well with our wall. A darker/warmer blue if desired view! ). We started by adding 3 cups of water, then whisked the mixture until it was semi-solid (think the consistency of mashed potatoes).

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2. Fill your piping bag 2/3 full. Twist the open end together and apply firm pressure to the back of the piping bag with one hand while guiding the end with the other. Place the engine in each slot so that it spills out slightly from the front. We tried that and added mortar to fill the cracks and we just couldn’t get the same look. At this stage you need to fill it.

Here we took a break of about 2 hours for lime. It really depends on your climate, and by the time Chris got to the end, the first pieces were ready for this stage. But then we got caught and had to wait a few more hours to continue. At this stage, we spread the mortar flat on the face of the stone. We used shims for this part because we didn’t want the mortar to press back into the stone, but they actually make indicators! You need mortar and something to work with. If you find that the motor is disconnected, it may take a little longer to adjust.

In the lower right corner, you can see where the lime is flat in relation to the rest of the pieces

How To Put Stone Over Brick Fireplace

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