Faux fireplace to warm your holiday.

December 4th, 2009 in member junk     
SweetMelissa SweetMelissa, member
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This is the finished faux fireplace on display at JunkFest 2009.
Cross an antique mirror frame, an old door, and miscellaneous wood pieces and what do you get?
Antique mirror frames are a wonderful base for a variety of projects.
An old door makes a fine mantel.
All we need now is paint and poly.
This is the finished faux fireplace on display at JunkFest 2009.

This is the finished faux fireplace on display at JunkFest 2009.

Even a FAUX fireplace brings a certain sweetness to a room during the holidays, adding a touch of coziness and warmth.  Reinvented wood peices and some imagination bring this "pile" together with elegance.  Read more about the project at www.junk-fest.blogspot.com

Pattern or design used: My own design - SweetMelissa of JunkFest
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, family room, frame, living room, bedroom, black, dining room, mirror, paint, holidays, faux fireplace

Comments (12)

plumandnearly writes: Cute!! I recently purchased a small faux fireplace at our local antique mall. It currently has red/black faux brick covering it with a small black mantle piece. Since I am in the process of building my big girl playhouse, I'll be painting the brick covering a shabby white and the mantle pink. I'm hoping it turns out right. Maybe I'll get brave and post it.
Kay Posted: 9:07 am on February 2nd
CottageElements writes: Missy, great fireplace. Your labor of love really paid off. I'm sure it looks stunning this Christmas in someones home. Thanks for posting it!

Lani Posted: 9:11 pm on December 6th
junkermidge writes: Missy, I love the faux fireplace! I always seem to get stuck on how to deal with the bottom/hearth dealy. Your method is perfect. I'm going to get busy on one, too. Thanks so much for the incentive and inspiration. I love all your "stuff".
Midge Posted: 6:38 pm on December 6th
fellowjunker writes: Wow....gorgeous!!
xojanis Posted: 12:23 pm on December 6th
suewhitney writes: Wow.... this is stunning, Melissa. Elegant and charming at the same time. Love!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:13 am on December 6th
chippingcharm writes: Hi Melissa, this is very cool...I'm actually looking to pull something similar together to finish off an "entertainment center" redo in my family room! Thanks for the inspiration...
Sure wish I could have made the road trip to Junk Fest but so glad I got to meet you in Anoka! Take care, Laurel Posted: 4:20 pm on December 5th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Sweet Melissa, this is an wonderful use of the wood pile! You and your son did good. It looks amazing. ~judi ;) Posted: 12:57 pm on December 5th
MakinItHappen writes: This is really great! And so much fun! Posted: 12:07 pm on December 5th
SweetMelissa writes: Thanks! And thanks for saying that, Andrea. It REALLY was much nicer than the picture shows. Wish I would have taken a few more pics but seems to me we were BUSY, BUSY, BUSY. These "heap" to treasure projects are just the most rewarding!! Posted: 11:16 am on December 5th
NDJunkGirl writes: Missy, I'm so glad you posted this. Just so everyone knows, this fireplace was incredible in person...the pictures don't do it justice! Hopefully the buyer has it all decked out for Christmas and is surely enjoying it! Great job! Andrea Posted: 11:00 am on December 5th
monakent writes: SweetMelissa, where have you BEEN??? I've missed your posts over the last past months. Glad to see you "came back" to us!!!

Your faux fireplace is adorable, with the ice skates and the frames and other tidbits (better known as: junk) all around.
Please contiue to post, if you can. gailmarie Posted: 10:59 am on December 5th
Grasshopper22 writes: What a fantastic idea...It looks like a real
fireplace. I would of never thought of that...thanks for
sharing with all of us. Posted: 9:11 am on December 5th
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