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How to Give Your Fireplace a Facelift

These simple instructions take you through the steps — from start to finish — for transforming a dated fireplace using natural stone and a bluestone hearth.

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Materials

  • bluestone
  • wood conditioner
  • wood stain
  • block of wood
  • painter's tape
  • construction adhesive

Tools

  • 4' level
  • plastic sheeting
  • drop cloths
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • chisel
  • stone hammer
  • bucket
  • utility knife
  • electric screwdriver
  • wheelbarrow
  • grinder
  • diamond-tipped blade
  • chipping hammer
  • rag
  • trowel
  • jointer
  • rubber mallet
  • brush
  • mask
  • safety glasses

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