August 19, 2013

Our Faux Fireplace

Several years ago, I saw a picture of a faux fireplace on the internet and I just had to add one to our dining room.  I have always loved how a fireplace can warm up a dining room...

We started with an unfinished mantel we purchased at Lowes.   

We then pieced together a variety of mouldings until we were happy with the look.

We then painted the whole thing in white.  We first painted the back of the fireplace with chalk paint.

faux fireplace at Christmas

faux fireplace at Christmas with hanging herb crates

It has been fun decorating this mantle with the seasons.  Here it is in Autumn with a piece of brick paneling from Lowes.

faux fireplace with faux brick with Fall mantel

Our latest transformation was adding some stacked wood pieces.  This has been my favorite look so far.    We have now turned this space into more of a sitting room after removing the wall between our kitchen and dining room.  We found that we didn't use the formal dining room enough and a place to "hang out" suited our family better.  Here it is last Christmas...

faux fireplace with stacked wood birch logs at Christmas-

It is amazing how much warmth and interest a faux fireplace can add to a room!!


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I have pinned approximately 10000 faux fireplaces - but ended up going with a cabinet instead... Yours looks so gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Krista! I am sure you will do lots of creative displays on your cabinet. I can't wait to see it! Hopping over to your blog now.

  2. I love this! Your decorations are beautiful! I stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest and enjoy reading it very much! Your gorgeous home is definitely an inspiration!


    1. Thanks Laura! It makes my day to hear that my home (forever a work in progress!) inspires someone. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Have a great day!

  3. This is PERFECT! What were the final dimensions? We are having a hard time decided how big we should build one. Compared to your tree.. this looks like the perfect size!

  4. I love this project. What are the dimensions?

  5. Hi Courtney. I found you via your Pinterest pin and just wanted to say how amazing I think this looks, and very realistic! Fantastic work. Sue