Below are more BEFORE pictures of our fireplace. This picture shows the fireplace after we removed the wood molding around the fireplace and after we removed the carpet. Check out the floor! Oh my! In the picture below, Neal removed the drywall over the fireplace so we could add durock cement board to which the stone will adhere. (Notice the partial wall to the right of the fireplace was previously removed to open up our living area.)Here the simulated stone is being installed using thin-set. The picture below shows the mortar between the stones has been added. This mortar was piped in the cracks and then brushed after setting to create clean mortar joints. Here is a closer picture. Notice that the mortar between the stones has not been smoothed yet. This is the final fireplace after the mortar had been smoothed with a brush and before we hung our television.
Here is our fireplace decorated for fall.
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