Fake It Til You Make It--A Faux Fireplace
So I went over and measured the space and we drew out a picture of what she wanted. Don’t laugh, it’s drawn by hand and on a church bulletin and totally not proportional and I drew it in a hurry. Don’t judge me. Here’s the rough idea:
I didn’t have a plan that was exactly what she wanted built, but I used some inspiration from Ana White’s version of a faux fireplace. Ana White is amazing. I want to be her, but I’m not cool enough.
My sister wanted her fireplace surround and mantle on a platform, so I built that first.
Then I attached the shelf for the middle part and the crown moulding around the top. In hindsight, I would have attached the mantle before putting on crown moulding, but I wanted to make sure the mantle was wide and deep enough to cover the crown. No big deal doing it backwards, just makes it a little harder to line up the edges.
I’m sure she had fun painting it and I didn’t want her to miss out on some fun!
She’s a trooper…it’s a bazillion degrees outside right now.
And now she’s got a beautiful new faux fireplace and tv stand combo!
Barb on May 17, 2020
It turned at gorgeous and I love the hidden spot for cords etc and the longer panel for storage. Looks stunning! 5-STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟👏🏼👊🏼💪💡 Here’s an idea for the insert.
Gin on May 17, 2020
I absolutely adore this. Just a great idea. I would have to pay someone build it for me, since I know nothing about building or putting anything together. Thanks for the idea! Love it!