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Tile the Surround

Nights by that old fireplace practically screamed for a glass of Chablis and the soothing sounds of Lionel Ritchie. Now you're more about dinner parties and family holidays in front of the hearth. But before you go at old bricks with a paint roller and some white semigloss, consider the more elegant cover-up of art tiles.

Tiling a fireplace surround isn't a quickie makeover. But it's well worth the effort. For full step-by-step instructions, see How to Tile a Fireplace Surround.
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