Overview

fireplace before
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Fireplace Before

Budget: $650 to $1,000

Key players: Marble surround, brass-framed fireplace doors

DIY savings: Up to $800 to hire a fireplace pro

TOH Tip: To hide scuff marks on an old slate hearthstone and add a soft sheen, rub on a thin layer of boiled linseed oil, then wipe off the excess with a rag.
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    Tools List

    • flat prybar
      Pry bar
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • small plastic putty knife
      Putty knife
    • caulk gun
      Caulk gun
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • multi-bit screwdriver
      Screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. Stone surround

    2. Glass fireplace doors3. Construction adhesive specially formulated for marble and granite