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Hi Friends! If you have followed my blog for a while you know I’ve never liked my fireplace and have remodeled it already. Well, I remodeled it again and this time I love it! I was definitely inspired by Fixer Upper farmhouse style to pull off this easy and cheap DIY fake shiplap fireplace makeover.
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It drove me crazy! A hole and an inlet over the mantle and a big hole for a box TV on the bottom… yes, our house was built in the late 90s. About 3 years ago I remodeled it to look like this… You can check out the tutorial by clicking here.
Better, but I still wasn’t in love with it. Also my kids were getting older so I didn’t need the chalkboard over the fireplace anymore.
I decided to put up faux or fake shiplap over the mantel to cover the holes instead of fabric over foam. Off to Lowe’s I went where I got a very thin 4’x8′ utility board and had them cut it in 6-inch panels. Then all we had to do is nail them to the wall with my Ryobi nail gun.
After the boards were up, I filled in the nail holes with some wood filler and then I painted the whole thing with Benjamin Moore white dove paint. Ta da! That’s all there is to it!
All I had to do now was to decorate it. The only thing I really wanted was a windmill clock and I ended up getting this one off Amazon. (Click here!) It really brought the room together and added the perfect focal point for the mantel!
I also changed the brass on my fireplace by painting it. Find out how to paint metal fireplace pieces by clicking here.
I recently added faux shiplap to my hallway cabinet remodel. You can read all about my DIY plywood shiplap cabinets here.
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