Next to children's spaces, fireplaces are my favorite thing to do. The technique and materials used to create the specific finish or look a client is going for is a challenge, and one I've always enjoyed. From the first time a friend asked, "Could you faux my boring white fireplace?" to the last stroke of grout on my tile work, my fireplaces have been enlivening living rooms for well over a decade now. 

Acrylic & Oil Glazes Over Painted Wood 
Cast Concrete
Stucco
Tile Make-Overs
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Joint compound over brick

In order to create a more substantial mantle, I built this client one. Covering brick like this usually takes three layers of mud before all of the mortar joints are filled.