Covering Up an old fireplace

amyf_2009March 10, 2009

This may sound strange...but I want to cover up an old fireplace. When I bought the house, they told me the flu had been sealed and the fireplace was unusable. The wood mantel was absolutely hideous, so I took it off the wall. Now I have brick and wood paneling on the wall and the empty brick hole for the fireplace. Is there anything special I need to do to cover it up? Or can I just drywall over the entire thing and be done with it? Needless to say, my front bedroom is a disaster!

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Just cover it any way you like. That's much cheaper and less messy than tearing it out

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 12:53PM
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