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The center of any living room should be the fireplace. This is a special place in the house because it brings people together. I have wonderful memories of the fireplace that was in my house as a kid growing up in Georgia. We were lucky and had a real wood working fireplace. I got to chop
The center of any living room should be the fireplace. This is a special place in the house because it brings people together. I have wonderful memories of the fireplace that was in my house as a kid

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How to Make a Faux Fireplace

How to take a fireplace mantel and add to it to get a faux fireplace you can use with candles.
How to take a fireplace mantel and add to it to get a faux fireplace you can use with candles.

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Originally shared by Maggie Haug

DIY "Fireplace" Stones over wood frame, ...

DIY "Fireplace" Stones over wood frame, electric inset fireplace
DIY "Fireplace" Stones over wood frame, electric inset fireplace

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Originally shared by Lauren Beckingham

$13 planked wall (Finished fireplace!)

Hello all! Wow, what a full weekend! My husband was out of town so the kiddo and I played hard all day Saturday – all kinds of fall goodness. Sunday I worked my tail off getting the fireplace finished up, finally! It’s DONE! I had a couple things left to do to get it done – I had already finished up the wall treatment above the fireplace and I’m really pleased with how it came together. I knew all along I wanted to plank the top wall, but I wanted to do it a little differently than I did last time. I wanted the planks to be much wider than the standard mdf or pine I usually use. So I went straight for the underlayment at the hardware store: This is the stuff used under flooring and it’s SUPER cheap. I paid $13 for a big sheet. The nice guy at Lowe’s cut it down into strips for me – each one just over five inches wide. The edges needed to be sanded down just a little bit – it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be though. Then I gave them two coats of my Peppercorn color and started the process of hanging: My wall is a little over 50 inches tall so I did some figuring to determine the width of each plank – I knew I was going to put some space between each one so I ended up with the five+ size. You can use anything you want as a spacer – I had my brad nails on hand so used those. By the way, I painted the wall the gray color first – this is important if you’re going to leave any space between your boards. I moved my “spacers” down each plank as I nailed them in, checking for level while I did it: This install went really fast – the front part anyway. The only parts that took some time were around the outlet: I used my jigsaw to cut out the spot for it. This wood is so thin I could have just scored it and broken it off really: You can see I’m no ace at the jigsaw. ;) Good thing nobody will ever see it. I painted right over the outlet and the cover: The sides took some time as well just because I needed so many pieces. These were installed the same way: Because I needed so many boards that were the exact same size I just used my original as a guide to cut them all out: I just lay it on top of the board, mark the line, cut, lay it down again, cut…it saves time instead of measuring every single piece. You can see here how skinny this wood is – exactly what I was looking for!: The corners didn’t need to be perfect because I covered those with some corner molding. I had finished all that up last week but still needed to touch up some spots. I also put one final coat on the entire fireplace – it needed three coats of the Peppercorn all together. Here’s that same corner with the trim covering up those rough edges: I haven’t even filled the holes on the wall yet and I don’t think I will – they add a little rustic flair that keeps this area from getting too stuffy. That’s my excuse anyway. :) When I designed this huge fireplace I knew the TV was going to have to go above. Not my first choice but it was the only way to make the layout work. So I had the guys make an inset in the middle of that upper wall for the TV to sit into: We have it on a bracket that moves any direction – but when we push it back in you can’t see any cords at all. I LOVE that. Love love love: I cannot believe this thing is finally done! I’m absolutely head over heels for all of it!: I went out of my comfort zone painting it that dark gray but I LOVE it. It feels good to branch out every once and a while. :) We get such good light in here now the room can take it: I haven’t really decorated it yet – this is stuff I’ve had up here and I’m not sure it will stay. I’m not sure if I’ll keep the long box up there or not: The mantel is so deep -- my possibilities are endless! I just want to play around with some things to see what works. For now it’s simple and I like it. I had some gold candle sconces from Target to hang on either side of the TV but when we held them up last night both my husband and I thought they didn’t look right. It looked too busy. I think I’d still like to try something on either side perhaps, but they will need to be long and skinny: The crown still needs to be painted and finished up there…I’ll tackle that all at once around the room. If you remember we had to build the fireplace out this far because otherwise we would’ve had to get a permit to build a “doghouse” off the back of the house for it. That would have added quite a bit of time and lots of money so we went with this. It ended up working GREAT because we now have extra storage and a spot for the TV components on the sides: A few of you asked and YES the remotes work through that metal sheeting! I LOVE that I have all kinds of junk in those cabinets right now and you can’t even tell. Buwhahaha. :) We were going to hold off on any more construction till next year…but then I quickly realized I just wanted to get it all over with. So that window on the right will be double doors soon (I’m hoping within a month) and the bay window in the kitchen will get a makeover too. So I haven’t continued the molding in that area or painted anything – there’s no point till after we get that done. But the big beast in the room is DONE!! It took me nearly a month!: I’m SO pleased with it. Now onto the smaller jobs in this room to get it finished up – paint, molding fixes, door trim, more paint and then some final decorating touches. This is taking waaaay longer than I thought it would but it’s been a pleasure along the way. :) Thanks for coming along with me, as always. To see more about the dark gray color, go here. To see how I cut the inserts out of the doors and what I used to cover them, go here. For a tutorial on installing a tile fireplace surround, go here. For tips on how to clean the glass on a gas fireplace visit here and more tips on sprucing up your fireplace here.
Hello all! Wow, what a full weekend! My husband was out of town so the kiddo and I played hard all day Saturday – all kinds of fall goodness. Sunday I worked my tail off getting the fireplace finished

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Originally shared by Lynita Stuart-Doig

The electric fireplace was installed.

The electric fireplace was installed.
The electric fireplace was installed.

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Simple Upgrades for Your Fireplace

Does your fireplace need a facelift? Check out these 20 ideas for updating your fireplace with easy-to-apply embellishments and simple-to-make constructions.
Does your fireplace need a facelift? Check out these 20 ideas for updating your fireplace with easy-to-apply embellishments and simple-to-make constructions.

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How To Tile A Hearth

Do you have an outdated hearth? This step-by-step tutorial on how to tile a hearth will show you how to transform it into a part of your home you love.
Do you have an outdated hearth? This step-by-step tutorial on how to tile a hearth will show you how to transform it into a part of your home you love.

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Originally shared by Kim Dobson

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Quick And Easy Fireplace Overmantel

Make a FAUX FIREPLACE WITH HEARTH...that...

Learn how to make your very own Faux Fireplace with a hearth. A great solution for those without a fireplace and a great way to cozy up your home...
Learn how to make your very own Faux Fireplace with a hearth. A great solution for those without a fireplace and a great way to cozy up your home...

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Originally shared by Nicki's Creations

DIY Faux Fireplace Updated

Consider this the alternate ending to our DIY Faux Fireplace. Because those are always the best anyway, right? (I’m still holding my breath for Jon Snow’s alternate ending on Game of Thrones.) So here’s where we left off in season two of the Bless’er House Can’t-Leave-Well-Enough-Alone Chronicles. Up until last week, our ginormous 60″ TV was ...
Consider this the alternate ending to our DIY Faux Fireplace. Because those are always the best anyway, right? (I’m still holding my breath for Jon Snow’s alternate ending on Game of Thrones.) So here

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Originally shared by Taryn Whiteaker Designs

Diy Fireplace Designs That Will Give You...

Diy Fireplace Designs That Will Give You Comfort - Craft Keep
Diy Fireplace Designs That Will Give You Comfort - Craft Keep

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Originally shared by Amanda Stewart

DIY Fireplace Built-In Tutorial

Today I am giving a warm welcome to Monday. We took the weekend to focus on family fun activities and hosting some friends and family. It ...
Today I am giving a warm welcome to Monday. We took the weekend to focus on family fun activities and hosting some friends and family. It ...

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Originally shared by Maureen Stewart

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Fake it till you make it! This super fun DIY fake brick fireplace is sure to get the conversation started when guest come over and see it!
Fake it till you make it! This super fun DIY fake brick fireplace is sure to get the conversation started when guest come over and see it!

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Originally shared by Rob F

DIY Fireplace Makeover

Hello All! First I’d like to say Thank You for visiting my blog. This is my very first post. I will continue to post projects as I create them, so if you like what you see please check back r…
Hello All! First I’d like to say Thank You for visiting my blog. This is my very first post. I will continue to post projects as I create them, so if you like what you see please check back r…

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Prev3 of 9Next Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse White Fireplace Makeover via Love of Homes Related Post Let’s Chat! You+Me+3M+Prizes Inspire Me Monday {125} Graduation Cap Bottle Toppers Summer Design Trend + Twitter Party
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Faux Fireplace Mantle with Hidden Storag...

DIY Faux fireplace mantle with hidden storage! The front is all doos - behind is all storage! Detailed plans from ana-white.com Project Type: Media and Entertainment CentersRoom: living roommain_categ
DIY Faux fireplace mantle with hidden storage! The front is all doos - behind is all storage! Detailed plans from ana-white.com Project Type: Media and Entertainment CentersRoom: living roommain_categ

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Originally shared by Kristen Maydell

Fireplace DIY Makeover-Old barnwood ship...

Fireplace DIY Makeover-Old barnwood shiplap cleaned up and stained gray/brown and AirStone in Spring Creek and Autumn Mountain mixed
Fireplace DIY Makeover-Old barnwood shiplap cleaned up and stained gray/brown and AirStone in Spring Creek and Autumn Mountain mixed

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Originally shared by Audrey Rush

DIY Fireplace Mantel step by step J. Did...

DIY Fireplace Mantel step by step J. Didn't look at the site, but thought of ou
DIY Fireplace Mantel step by step J. Didn't look at the site, but thought of ou

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DIY a High-end Look With an Inexpensive ...

This 1980's condo just got a MAJOR DIY upgrade!
This 1980's condo just got a MAJOR DIY upgrade!

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Originally shared by Kathleen Crocker

Fake It Til You Make It--The Making of a...

Look at me trying to sound fancy by using crazy words like faux. I mean I could have totally used “fake,” but I opted for the more classy “faux” instead. Let’s be honest, I totally googled the definition for both before I wrote this post just to see the difference. And, I totally googled the spelling of the word “til” as well to make sure it wasn’t 2 Ls. Look, I didn’t major in English. . Last week I took you back to high school geometry with my coffee table. This week we are going back to elementary school spelling and grammar. Everybody on the bus! Just kidding… . So on to the fireplace…my sister had asked me to build her a “faux” fireplace to set her TV (massive TV I might add) on to replace the metal and glass stand she had but didn’t like. Simple enough, I thought. But, then she started sending me a gazillion pictures of fireplaces like “can you do this, but make this part like that, then do the moulding like this, but not make this part so big? Oh, and I want it to come in at this point but stick out here.” . …
Look at me trying to sound fancy by using crazy words like faux. I mean I could have totally used “fake,” but I opted for the more classy “faux” instead. Let’s be honest, I totally googled the definit

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Originally shared by beki van zelf

How To Make A Faux Fireplace On The Chea...

We're stationed in Germany and we wanted to install a fireplace but the cost of installation was upwards of 10,000 euros. So we built out own. We used the examp…
We're stationed in Germany and we wanted to install a fireplace but the cost of installation was upwards of 10,000 euros. So we built out own. We used the examp…

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Originally shared by Nan Frips

Amazing DIY Fireplace and Built-Ins

Amazing DIY Fireplace and Built-Ins

15 Best Fireplace Ideas

I've compiled 15 budget-friendly fireplace ideas to inspire our own dramatic DIY fireplace transformation. Help me pick a favorite!
I've compiled 15 budget-friendly fireplace ideas to inspire our own dramatic DIY fireplace transformation. Help me pick a favorite!

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Originally shared by Kathleen Erickson

great resource for building a faux firep...

great resource for building a faux fireplace for those of us who don't have one!
great resource for building a faux fireplace for those of us who don't have one!

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