DIY Faux Fireplace

30 June
Do you have a fireplace in your house?


I do have one now but there have been houses in the past where I would have loved to have a fireplace.


I'm going to show you how to DIY your own faux fireplace! This is a perfect solution for renters ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


But I hear you... you're thinking, that sounds hard, I probably can't do that.


First, stop saying those things to yourself, you can do anything you set your mind to! Second, it's not too hard because we are starting with something that makes it half-built already... a vintage twin-size headboard!!

DIY Faux Fireplace From a Headboard



DIY Faux Fireplace

My inspiration came from my friend Marie at The Interior Frugalista. She made a really sweet faux fireplace from a bookshelf headboard.


Not long after I saw her fireplace, I found my very own vintage bookcase headboard at Goodwill for $12.99!


DIY Faux Fireplace


I followed Marie's basic steps she outlined in her tutorial.


First I added a board on the bottom, then built a 3-sided box out of pine boards to create the firebox. I also used some thin plywood sheets to fill in the sides.


DIY Faux Fireplace


I did cut out a rectangle from the front of the headboard to make the firebox the size I wanted.


DIY Faux Fireplace


At this point, you could stop and leave the back open if you wanted to just add some fake logs, an electric fireplace insert, or candles.


I decided to make a back for mine. I used chalkboard paint so I could draw a fire inside ๐Ÿ˜Š


DIY Faux Fireplace


I decided to be smart about it (for once) and I painted the back before I attached it to the back of my fireplace and I painted the rest of the fireplace at the same time.


It almost killed me though... I am SO impatient! I wanted to see it all put together so bad but making myself chill a little meant no taping and I could just paint away without being too careful! Yay!


I even primed the chalkboard before I attached it... I had my sh*t together for this project you guys! ๐Ÿ˜‚

DIY Faux Fireplace


I filled the screw holes with wood putty and added a scrap of trim that I had along the top edge of the firebox. Here is my chalkboard fire!


DIY Faux Fireplace


What do you think? If you don't have a fireplace, this is a fun DIY and you'll have a mantel to decorate too!


DIY Faux Fireplace


I took this down to my space at the antique mall and paired it with a vintage chair and both sold almost immediately!


DIY Faux Fireplace


You can see more of my space here: Fall-Themed Antique Booth Update.


DIY Faux Fireplace


This is such a budget-friendly way to get a fireplace in your house. I spent just $12.99 for the headboard and about $14.00 for a sheet of thin plywood. I only used about half of the sheet of plywood, I had everything else on hand. So, my total cost was about $20.00 ๐Ÿ˜ฒ


DIY Faux Fireplace


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  1. Beautiful job Tania!! Love it! (especially the chalkboard flames!)

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  2. Oh my gosh! I think this might be my favorite redo of yours! It is so cool! I have seen these faux fireplaces before but never realized some of them were made out of an old headboard. Genius! I love it and would love to have one in my bedroom...just not sure there's room. It's not very big. I am sure it will sell in no time! Today is your Friday right? If so, enjoy your 5-day weekend!!!

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  3. It looks awesome! Love the faux fire!

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  4. Oh Tania!! Super duper stinking cute. Love this one and you did a fantastic job on it. Way to have your sh*t together!! Should sell immediately. :)

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    1. Thank you!! It's not very often that I have ALL my sh*t together! lol!

      Tania

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  5. Oh my goodness, you did an awesome job and I love your whimsical logs and flame. So clever! It's great that it has the bookshelf section for adding decor or books etc. I'm sure someone will snatch it up in no time.

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  6. I so want to do this! I am on the lookout for a headboard now! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Pam, I hope you find one soon and I hope you'll share when you get it finished!

      Tania

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  7. I love this! It looks so nice in white, and your choice to paint it with chalkboard paint is perfect. I think you're right, it would be perfect for an apartment!! Thanks so much for joining us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. . We hope you'll come join us again tonight!

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