One of my favorite things to build are Faux Fireplace Mantels. Even though I already have one in my home and have no room for more I just keep making them.
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
Hi, what sort of finish would suggest on a simple mantel for bedroom that will be attached to a Pallet Wood Wall? Paint? More pallet wood? Any advice would be fantastic. Thank you for the instructions - just what I needed!
What would you think about pallet wood with a little sealer on it to give it a shine? Or a slightly dark stain? Try it on a scrap piece first.
I bet it's going to look great whatever you do.
What do you put inside? I have a faux fireplace and want to put in a panel of faux brick but am having difficulty finding one to fit or I can trim to fit. I would appreciate your advice.
I'm sorry-I don't really have any advice since this is a guest post. I've never done a faux mantel. Have you tried looking on pinterest or a google image search?
What size board did you use for the top piece? i see it's 44" long but how deep is the wood?
This wasn't my project, it was a guest post, but I'm guessing Mimi used a 1x8 like the other boards that framed the mantel piece.
Mimi and Gail,
I love the fireplace mantle. I especially liked the directions. If gave me inspiration to build my own mantle/ faux fireplace. I am a beginner put it turned out pretty well. Thanks for the inspiration. I plan on adding a ;ink to your blog on my blog because of the great instructions.
Nice work! I'm a little intimidated with power tools and depend on hubby for that - but I'll keep trying!
Beautiful! Those would be perfect to use those candle holders for fireplaces with.
Full Circle Creations
I love those corbels. It is definitely all about the corbels. Mimi does great work!
Looks nice. I have suggested to my married daughter that her bedroom wall needs a faux mantel, I'm going to email her to look at yours. Maybe she will be inspired, or maybe I will make more work for her dad.
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
So cool and very pretty! This would add so much character to a room!