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Help for hideous fireplace

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Here is a link to a pic of my living room with fireplace.


We absolutely hate the mantle and surround -- we feel it is out of scale with the house and we hate the green marble. My dream fireplace is this concrete one from Solus, [url][/url], but that would be a $6,000 project and we don't think it is worth it considering we will likely move in a couple of years.

Does anyone have any ideas for a quick, relatively inexpensive fix (around $2,000). I realize we can paint the brass bars black and I plan to do so, but I am looking for advice on the mantle and surround itself.

Many thanks!

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