DIY Update for this Fireplace Facade?

DIY Update for this Fireplace Facade?

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Janel Laban
Sep 3, 2009

Q: I just moved in to a great apartment and am wondering how I can improve the outdated fireplace. The fireplace is unworking and came with this antique looking metal contraption, a grill - for lack of a better term - which masks the inside...

...and some really bad yellowish tile, one of which is missing. I can remove the grill although the amount of dirt and dust behind the thing is pretty daunting. I would really love to change the façade of the fireplace to make it more modern/clean looking.

I remember seeing a

). I like the idea of this, but am also worried about changing the façade permanently since it is a rental.

Any suggestions on a DIY project that could be a temporary fix for this fireplace? A picture of the fireplace and living room are attached. Thanks!

Sent by: Shelby

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