Creating a fireplace ?

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Opinions please.

I bought an electric fireplace. The sides do not get hot and the heat only comes out the front.

I am going to create a fireplace out of the shelf unit it is sitting in. I thought I would use foam board on the sides and use red brick contact paper. I hope l can raise the top shelf and use it as a mantle, if I can’t I will add a top and stain it a dark stain. Around the fireplace I have been thinking of boxing it in again using foam board and using a tiled look wallpaper to cover the foam board.

My home colors are creams and grays with red accents.

q creating a fireplace

The fireplace unit

q creating a fireplace

This is the wallpaper

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