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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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24 Responses

  1. Gwendolyn says:

    That is awesome. Go husband and wife teams! Go!

  2. erin / dfm says:

    thank you!!!

  3. @CapreeK says:

    "Totally!" It looks great, Erin!! Can't wait to see your finished house – you guys are so close! Keep it up. :)

  4. Totally amazing! I just love watching this all unfold. My house next?

  5. Gail says:

    LOVE IT!!!! I cannot wait for the email letting us know when we can come see the final product :)

  6. erin / dfm says:

    Ha — of course, Jenn! Sign me up!

  7. erin / dfm says:

    YAY! Come on over, Gail!

  8. @redhooded says:

    Your hard work is paying off hugely! go Loechners go!

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  10. erin / dfm says:

    thank you sooooooo much!!1

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