Learn how to cover an old fireplace surround with marble and create a new mantel using an old door frame and molding.
Courtesy of Susan Teare
We used an old ornamental door frame, some reclaimed molding and a few pieces a salvaged marble to create a new fireplace mantel and surround.
paintbrush, painter's tape, paint for mantel (we used eggshell latex)
caulk gun and marble caulking adhesive
drill and wood screws
weights (for holding down marble)
salvaged ornamental door molding
(2) salvage boards
variety of salvaged dimensional lumber and trim pieces
(3) long pieces of salvaged marble or stone (or tile pieces)
(2) wood blocks (base of door molding) for base of surround
black heat-resistant paint for the firebox
water/white vinegar spray
Use a hammer and a crowbar to carefully remove the mantel and existing surround. Our fireplace did not have a surround so we are going to adhere our new marble surround directly to the brick.
Lay down a drop cloth to make clean up easier. Use a wire brush to get all the dust and sot off the brick fireplace. Vacuum the entire area.
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