When installing the first row, be sure it is level. Don’t go with the floor, as most floors are not perfectly level. Use a drill and drywall screws and secure to OSB . Be sure to not over tighten the screws.
Once the first row is install, simply carry on upward until you get to the ledge for the mantel.
Don’t worry if there are spaces like this right now or if you can see the cut.
Once all the corners are filled, allow to fully dry. Then take a small paint brush and use the color matching touch up paint that comes with the stone and paint over the plaster.
Now, the project is almost done. I secured my fireplace and added a few carriage bolts into the ends of the mantel to give it a little detail.
I know many will be wondering how I will access the outlets if needed, the tv is on a wall mount so can be pulled out easily and you can access the plugs that way, and the fire place can be removed with two screws that’s secured it on the top. So if needed I will be able to pull it out easily to get to the outlets.
It brings so much warmth to my living room.
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