If you saw my recent bedroom overhaul, you got a sneak peak of this little guy at the foot of our bed. This is a DIY easy faux fireplace that we built out of scraps, and if we can make it, so can you!!
I have wanted a little fireplace in our bedroom since we moved in, but our tiny little space just didn’t allow it. My husband said we needed room for dressers for all our clothes or something silly like that. Whatever.
Dreaming about a tiny little fireplace in here got my husband all excited and he actually made a dream come true by adding a big fireplace in our sitting room!
This fireplace is pretty much the best thing ever and you can read how we made it here.
Enter a giant new dresser from my grandma and suddenly we had an open space in the bedroom!!! Time for the faux fireplace!
The best part of our tiny DIY faux fireplace, is that it was made from the leftover scraps of this fireplace. I just love how using the same materials can give a totally different feel when used in different ways. So get creative with this project! Use what you have, and make it whatever size you need to fit your space!
To make our fireplace, we first used a scrap of reclaimed lumber as the mantle. We just cut it to the length we needed and boom. Done. We decided to support it with similar beams running up the side. We didn’t have enough of the thick wood left, so my husband cut the edges of some 2x4s at an angle so they would fit together and look like one big board.
Then, we ran a length of plywood along the back. This is what we nailed our “shiplap” boards into. My husband used spray paint to coat the boards. For the best and the most good quality paints, find out more here. Normally, he is not a very good painter and I have to do all of that kind of work, but I was really digging the look of the shiplap boards that he painted. They almost look aged and distressed. So if anyone wants to know how we did that, the answer is–do a really half-hearted job of spray painting 😉
You could leave your DIY easy faux fireplace as is, or you could add a hearth, which is what we chose to do. The brick look was achieved by using leftover paneling from the large fireplace project. I love the extra oompf and definition it gives the space. Plus, more to decorate!
To make ours extra-safe, since we have a toddler, we did use a large screw to attach it to the wall. This also helped make it closer to the wall since we have super thick baseboards.
That giant “thankful” sign came from Vintage Metal Co on Etsy and I absolutely LOVE it!
So that’s basically it, guys! Our DIY easy faux fireplace came together in a snap and I know you guys can come up with your own spin on it! I love re-imagining what we already have to make something completely different!!