My parents have hated their fireplace since they moved into their house 18 years ago. When they moved in it was black bricks, so we painted it white, but it was still really sad looking. I finally got on Ana's site and found plans for Mimi's Faux Mantel and got to work. We just love how it turned out. Really warms up the space and now the fireplace in the focal point of the room. Thanks Ana!

Built from Plan(s)
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Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
minwax prestain, minwax red mahogany (2 coats), minwax polyurethane (2 coats)
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 10/05/2014 - 18:34

what a fantastic job you did!  That settles it....this week I'm picking up my materials and getting to work.  I've thought about it for long enough.  Your mantel is an inspiration to me because it's exactly what I've been looking for.  Your parents must be so happy.  again, Great Job!!!