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Holy 90's! Someone help!

Posted by JAWRIG2292 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 25, 14 at 22:28

I just purchased a home and the fireplace screams late 90's. What can I do while maintaining the oak wood around it to modernize? What would look good to replace the old tile? Anyone have specific examples? I have no style, I just no that looks bad.


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RE: Holy 90's! Someone help!

Wow, to a lot of us, the 90s was just a few years ago. I didn't realize it was antiquity.


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RE: Holy 90's! Someone help!

any suggestions??


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Personally, this old man who actually lived waaaayyy back in the 1990s thinks it's a timeless design and looks good just as it is.


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RE: Holy 90's! Someone help!

I'm no expert, but I would lose the brass for sure. Either paint it black, or preferably silver. IMHO, the oak to me either screams "vintage", "rustic", or "90's". If you're not into a craftsman, vintage, or rustic look, I would personally prefer to paint it white. However, that is my personal opinion.


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RE: Holy 90's! Someone help!

Kill the brass, strain the oak darker if you really want to get adventurous....


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RE: Holy 90's! Someone help!

It would help for us to know the overall vision for the house to know how to make the fireplace work within it.


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