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Wall fireplace makeover

  • November 19, 2014

ltutunick
ltutunick
ltutunick
ltutunick

I love fireplaces but my fireplace in my new home is very plain. It's a wall gas fireplace with gray tile surrounding it, no skirt or mantel. Fireplaces are supposed to feel romantic and cozy, mine felt cold and dull. I saw that Home Depot sold skirts for mantels so that inspired me to tackle this project. One big obstacle was that the area was small, I could only use a 47.5 " by 5.5" mantel so I had to search and search for a perfect mantel piece. It took a while until I realized that granite was the way to go, they can make the to custom order and it was cheap! I thought it would be a difficult project but it turned out to be very easy! I had to make simple cuts to the wood but with my Ryobi circular saw it was easy! I just used liquid nails to attach the skirt to the tile surrounding the fireplace and secured the mantel with the same. My husband came home and was shocked and amazed at how much it added to the warmth of the house. I learned that it's so easy to make improvements to my house!

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      • HOME DEPOT FIREPLACE SKIRT, LIQUID NAILS, CLAMPS, GRANITE, WOOD STAIN, RYOBI CIRCULAR SAW, PENCIL, LEVEL, MEASURING TAPE.

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Wall fireplace makeover

by ltutunick
Nov 19, 2014

I love fireplaces but my fireplace in my new home is very plain. It's a wall gas fireplace with gray tile surrounding it, no skirt or mantel. Fireplaces are supposed to feel romantic and cozy, mine felt cold and dull. I saw that Home Depot sold skirts for mantels so that inspired me to tackle this project. One big obstacle was that the area was small, I could only use a 47.5 " by 5.5" mantel so I had to search and search for a perfect mantel piece. It took a while until I realized that granite was the way to go, they can make the to custom order and it was cheap! I thought it would be a difficult project but it turned out to be very easy! I had to make simple cuts to the wood but with my Ryobi circular saw it was easy! I just used liquid nails to attach the skirt to the tile surrounding the fireplace and secured the mantel with the same. My husband came home and was shocked and amazed at how much it added to the warmth of the house. I learned that it's so easy to make improvements to my house!