Faux Fireplace

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About This Project


We needed a place to hang our stockings this Christmas, and Ana's Faux Fireplace was the perfect solution. We added the chalkboard paint for a touch of whimsy.

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Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
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Flat yellow paint for mantel, and black chalkboard paint for fire place. The plywood used for the chalkboard was left over from the playhouse loft bed I built a few months ago. Instead of the curved 1X12, we made it straight across using 4 pieces of 1X10 that we pieced together using our pocket hole jig. We then added the 1x2's and 1X4 for a little architectural interest and to cover up the seams on the 1X10.
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Love the build, the chalkboard paint, the big fat tree, the wooden tree on the mantle and the reindeer pillow!