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Posted by Jason on July 11th, 2004 01:10 PM
In reply to re: Painted fireplace by carlos on July 10th, 2004 07:29 PM [Go to top of thread]

You could aways trying stripping the paint down to original brick, if you're really ambitious. I've never done it but had a friend who did it using an "enviornmentally friendly" as-seen-on-TV gel called Ready-Strip. You just brush the gel on and let it sit and then scrape/brush off. Repeat as necessary depening on the number of layers. I was skeptical of the stuff, but he got great results so what can I say? And if you try to strip it and it doesn't work or you get sick of it you can always repaint it, eh?

Also, I liked the lego idea. But if that's too bright or "young" for you it would be pretty easy to graph out the bricks on graph paper or a computer program and create a more subtle mosaic pattern of your own using softer colors.

Good luck.

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