wood mantel over fieldstone?
I've got a (non-functional) fieldstone fireplace surround that I like, but it's got too rustic/antique of a look for the house. I'm considering putting a wood mantel over it, with a large "reveal", letting at least 7" of the fieldstone show. The mantel would be a simple, painted one, in an attempt to tone the fireplace down, minimizing its Early American character. (It's not a true antique, I built it 20 years ago.)
I've seen lots of pictures of wooden mantels on brick and tile fireplaces, but never on fieldstone. Does anyone have any pictures of one? Or have an opinion as to whether it's a good (or bad) idea?
If I can figure out how, I'll post a picture tomorrow. Thanks for your help.