Once upon a time, our old house was equipped with a gas fireplace (possibly double sided). Somewhere along the way, one owner decided that a Wall Heater would serve the needs of his family best. So, he removed the fireplace and replaced it with a wall heater and added a second wall heater in the hallway.
Now, as the owners of this house, we have decided to remove the wall heaters and add an electric fireplace (restoring what used to be). Early this year we purchased a Wall Mount Electric Fireplace and we decided to build a Mantel around it. So, after much procrastination, we decided to buy the necessary supplies to start building. That was on Friday. Yesterday, I started cutting and putting the pieces together. Today, I filled in the holes and cracks with plaster and sanded it down in preparation for painting. They are still a couple more minor things to do before it’s finished; however, you can see what it will look like from the picture below.
The White Vintage Wall Scone was purchased a couple of months ago in Downtown Pomona, at the Pomona Antique Mart. The Raw Maple Corbel was from Lowe’s. Though we love each pair of sconce equally, the Vintage Sconce stood out the most and complimented the Fireplace beautifully.
- Wire Brush
- Tape Measure
- Chop Saw
- Router & Bits
- Paintbrush, Tape, Paint or Spray Paint for the Mantel
- Stud Finder
- Drill, Drill-bits and Wood Screws
- Clamps (for holding the wood in place)
- Black heat-resistant paint for the firebox
- Wood Glue
- Wood Filler
- Ornamental door Molding
- Wall Sconce Corbel
Step by step:
The two sides have shelves to hold DVDs and CDs measuring 8 inches wide by 11 inches deep and 34 inches high. The opening is 32 inches wide by 26 inches tall. overall it stands 60 inches wide, over 12 inches deep and about 36 inches tall.
I used Krylon Brushed Metallic Paint (Sparkling Canyon) spray paint for the Fireplace Mantel. If you are interested on making your own, do not hesitate to contact me for the plans on this build.