basic questions - facelift for raised hearth fireplace
We have a 1970's bi-level house with a brick fireplace in the lower level family room. The fireplace has a raised slate hearth, and propane insert. I want to update the look.
Can cultured stone or tile be applied directly over unpainted brick? We don't have a mantle but I would like to add one.
Hope this in't a dumb question, but can a hook for hanging a picture be added during retiling? The current brick has a hook, but they drilled into the mortar; and you can see where they tried to drill into brick and marred it.
I'll post pics later, camera's batteries are too low.