Faux fireplace

Submitted by ddm00767 on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 17:25

I always wanted a fireplace. Living in Puerto Rico, obviously a real one is not needed. I saw the fireplaces on Ana's site and decided to make myself one from materials I had on hand. 

I started out with Ana's Fireplace anywhere but when done I thought it needed a little beefing up for my purpose so I added a few more 1x3's and made the top 12" so the dvd theater system would fit on top. 

Finished  it off  by sanding, priming and black glossy paint. I wanted the panel gold but the metallic paint I had was too watery so went with silver, I am planning on adding a monogram or such on the panel also but haven't decided on what exactly yet, I made a few faux cardboard logs, made a few wholes in them and wrapped red and gold christmas lights in them for a fire effect. It really adds a nice touch to the living room. The wall behind it is made of brown craft paper, painted with brown, silver and gold, torn into pieces and applied with glue mix. I did it last year and gave myself a year to see if I still liked it. I do, so this year I gave it a polyutherene gloss coat and did a similiar treatment with different colors to the front porch. 


Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$50, materials on hand, purchased paint
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
1x3, 2x12, 1x6, 4x4 pine
Finish Used
primer, black glossy paint, metallic silver paint
Recommended Skill Level

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