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Remember a few months ago when Husband surprised me with a Scandinavian-inspired fireplace? Well, it’s time to revisit the project and turn our non-working focal point into a full-blown fireplace! First step? Crafting a concrete mantel, which surprisingly, isn’t nearly as hard as it sounds. Watch how we tackled the project:

Since filming, the concrete has cured to a cool, light gray and we couldn’t love the look more. For our next trick, we’ll be installing our fireplace insert and watching our heating bill magically disappear! While you wait, check out these fireplace mantel designs.

Stay tuned; see you next Wednesday!

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  1. [...] We chose the empty space next to our fireplace for our decal because we needed some height and drama to accent our lovely fireplace (that you’ve seen transformed here and here!). [...]

  2. [...] that’s a plus.In the mean time, head over to my HGTV.com column to see my bathroom, kitchen, fireplace mantle video and a fun DIY!SHARE: twitter, facebook, pinterest, stumbleYou might also like:renovation [...]

  3. Loretta says:

    I can imagine the sheer work based on sculpting and masonry to accomplish that. But I would love to own a chimney myself for the holidays. chimney cleaning long island

  4. If only I have a gifted hands when it comes to crafting I will definitely make my very own fireplace mantle. Things are looking great so how is it as of this moment?

  5. Please do more tutorials for fireplace accessories. I want to update the look of my old fireplace.

    -Evie Slapoffski

  6. Mary P. Lowe says:

    I wish I could DIY our existing fireplace for an overhaul. It looks dirty and old, but not rustic like the countryside. A contractor and labor will be costly.

  7. The materials will determine the lifespan of our chimney or furnace. It will last for a lot of years provided that we give proper maintenance.

  8. Very inspiring design of fireplace mantel!! Designing fireplace with good designs nowadays is becomes quite common insights among us and you've provided some nice information about that fact. Really like your blog! Thanks for good allocation.

  9. If alone I accept a able easily if it comes to crafting I will absolutely accomplish my actual own broiler mantle. Things are searching abundant so how is it as of this moment?

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