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Monday, December 5, 2016

DIY Faux Fireplace

Ahhh I love my new fireplace!!! Can anyone explain to me why a house was built in Colorado WITHOUT a fireplace?!  I don't get it.  I am pretty sure every house in Texas has a fireplace...  
When Mack was 3 weeks old I realized the grey cabinet in our sun room was very dorm-room-esq.  
Now I know what you are thinking, no woman is thinking straight with a 3 week old baby.  Very true. But as I continued sit on my tush for weeks months {those days are loooong gone} the cabinet became more and more wrong.  Just to put things in perspective, I tried to sell it on Craigs List for $40 and no one wanted it.   :( I just hope when I put it on our driveway with a sign that says "free" someone takes it.  Alright.  My grey cabinet rant is over.  
Tall Tan Man built me this fireplace because he loves me.  He used {this} tutorial from Ana White and it only took him a couple hours.    
Then he cut a back board and wood discs for me.  I painted the back board black and glued the discs on.  I first used liquid nails and that didn't hold them... It was a great surprise to wake up to! ;)  I went back and used hot glue on the fallen discs and that is holding!  I still can't believe this room use to look like this:

Looks a lot better don't you think?!
Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. What a great idea! I'd love to do this in my bedroom.

    Thanks for linking up to #ShowMeYours.

  2. That's so neat! Love your decor!!


  3. So awesome! I love it! I love the look of a fireplace but I live in Perth (Australia) and there's just no need for it. Maybe a faux fireplace is what I need! xx

    1. P.S. I'll be featuring your beautiful faux fireplace (that I'm so jealous of) at To Grandma's House We Go link party this Wednesday. xx

  4. What a great transformation, so pretty! Good work! From #fdflinkparty

  5. I love the wood slices in the middle. Very pleasing to the eye.

  6. Love it! The wood slices really catch my eye. Thank you for sharing at Link It Up Wednesday!


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