5 DIY Faux Mantel Ideas

I wish I had a fireplace!!  If we ever make the move into a new house, it’s on our wish list, to be sure.  In the meantime I’m tossing around the idea of a faux mantel for the basement using the scrap wood we have left over from taking down the basement walls.

Sure it wouldn’t be a real fireplace, but hey, I can pretend ;-}    

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Here is a collection of 5 diy faux mantels ideas that really caught my eye.  Made mostly from salvaged furniture or wood, any one of these would not only be a focal point for a room, but would add a coziness that I know I long for after the holidays when it’s basics again for another year.

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The Creekline House made this faux mantel from salvaged saw horse table legs.

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Love of Family and Home made this mantel with an old headboard and scrap wood, then added a few pieces of new wood to bring it all together.

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Noni’s Wonderlust created a pallet faux mantel that is perfect for a Christmas setting, but remove the decorations and it still make a lovely focal point in that room.

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Happy Housie took the top part of an old china cabinet and transformed it into a fabulous new mantel.  She has enjoyed decorating the mantel differently for every season.

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Ikea Hackers found a way to fit together several pieces of Ikea furniture into a faux mantel, and still managed to make the unit useful for storage.  Pretty clever, huh?

Let’s face it, there’s no substitute for the real deal: a fireplace, but when the means aren’t there or your house didn’t come with one, creating something that can “act as if” can really center a room and make it feel more welcoming.

You can see more Faux and TellU, here.

and more faux technique ideas, here.

Here’s hoping your world is warm this weekend ~ Amy

   

 

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5 Responses to 5 DIY Faux Mantel Ideas

  1. Anne January 9, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    those are interesting ideas! This one is on my to do list…

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Feral Turtle January 9, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    I am so excited for you. This is on my to do list too. I can only imagine all the wonderful mantel displays you will create!

  3. Sherry January 9, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    Love them all! I can’t wait to see what you create!

  4. Sharleen January 9, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    Wonderful ideas there.. Thanks Amy.

  5. Danni@SiloHillFarm January 10, 2015 at 5:16 am #

    Those are great ideas and some of them really think outside the box! The one thing I didn’t get that I wanted in my reno is a fireplace or wood stove. I need to give this some more thought! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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