DIY Faux Mantle /Fireplace

When I first saw Mimi's Faux Mantle I dreamed about building one for my house but I didn't know where. When I began renovating my Master Bedroom I found the perfect place for it on a bare uninteresting wall.

To add interest to the mantle, I stained the top and attached a faux hearth using a 1x12 painted the same color as the rest of the mantle. I also Diy'd a distressed mirror glass insert to bounce the lighting off. I added low voltage LED lights too.
It turned out better than I expected.

Visit my blog http://thepursuitofhandyness.com for a full tutorial of the building process and the distressed mirror glass.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$25.00 - $75.00
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine & MDF
Finish Used
Behr Silky White in Satin & Rustoleum Ultimate Stain in Early American mixed with Dark Walnut. Sealed with Rustoleum Ultimate Polyurethane in Satin.
Required Skill Level
Intermediate

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