DIY Faux Fireplace Mantel 

My husband built out the wall for a standard size fireplace area, floor to ceiling. We actually put in the electrical inside the faux fireplace so if we ever want to add in an electric fireplace, we can still do that.

Then, Mr. TIDBITS lovingly tiled the inside of the faux fireplace with travertine tiles—in his least favorite pattern ever—herringbone.

I’ll admit, my request made the job much more difficult, but we both agree it looks fantastic. We found our tile from Floor & Decor.

The vintage wood mantel you see here was one my sweet friend Hollie found and had set up in her booth at Vintage Market Days. I loved it the moment I saw it and was so pleased it fit perfectly.

The wood is raw, weathered and I can’t wait to drape garland all over it this Christmas. The original owners must have read my mind, because there was already 6 little hooks for our 6 stockings to come.

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