Just expect a few mistakes here and there and have fun with it. It has real purpose and makes a huge statement.
Gosh, so much fun! Quote away, but always link back to this site. Wish I had your talent!!
Cut and attach the left and right sides first. The top will be flush to all of the edges.
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I will go on road trips on a whim, try new hobbies, implement new ideas within a day, and start fairly large house projects after thinking about them a day or two. Love your faux fireplace. Would look so beautiful and perfect for Christmas?
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I hope you do it. You could buy a little electric fireplace and redo the surround areas. Important note: Here, a free standing mantle was turned into a faux fireplace with some additions — deepening the whole thing, adding a firebox and a hearth.
Based on the pictures it seems like there is nothing to nail the brick to. You and your hubby are so talented! You will need an electrical plug located inside your DIY fireplace frame.
Hang a vintage window from a salvaged mantel to create an attractive vignette you can change for the seasons.