Easy wood mantel diy for brick fireplace. 1 front piece a 2 x 6 by the length of the mantel we have to by a 16 foot long board 1 shelf piece 2 x 8 or 10 wide this depends on the depth of the brick ledge by the length of the mantel minwax pre stain wood conditioner.
We used painters tape to help decide where the mantel would go.
Diy fireplace mantel over brick. Proper mantel installation over a fireplace takes good. Fit your mantel onto the mantel support. Also an arm saw is used to produce the 2 strips of molding.
I love when diy projects are budget friendly. Fit your hollow mantel over the mantel support. The combination of white painted brick white molding on the mantel and a painted white frame around the mirror hanging above the fireplace create a beautiful trifecta of flawless farmhouse style.
Diy mantel for a brick fireplace do you have the kind of old but stellar mid century house that has a lovely brick fireplace but although you love that original element you can t help feeling like adding a slightly more modern looking piece to the mix might make the space feel a little more updated. The natural lighting highlights the fireplace. With the mantel providing contrast the fireplace certainly grabs attention.
A mirror pots lighting and greeneries are good additions for this kind of fireplace mantle. Smearing cement over old brick is a great way to makeover an old and dated fireplace without spending a lot of money. An 8 inch wide and 3 4 inch thick sanded pine board will comprise of the main surface.
We had a really big problem or at least a first world problem. Learn how to paint a mantel and update an old brick fireplace. The mirror makes the room appear larger while the pots lighting and.
A wood mantel on brick fireplace naturally stirs feelings of warmth brightness and togetherness. You can build a fireplace mantel just like the above. The wooden painted sign is a nice touch that adds some contrast to the light color theme along with just a touch of green and yellow.
Secure it in place from the top by bradnailing through the mantel next to the brick into the mantle support. Diy enthusiasts can easily install mantels over the weekend by purchasing prefabricated mantel kits. How to build a fireplace mantel.
Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive way to makeover your living room. We used a piece of remnant stone as the hearth which was installed after the cement dried. The mantel can also be constructed to specification and installed with ease.
You can easily do this in your home simply have a tile installer come out to float the brick with cement. Then use the masonry screws and screw your wood shelf support directly into the brick at your desired height. Minwax gel stain in aged oak.
Turned out they were the perfect accent for the fireplace mantel. This is the magical moment. Most importantly the mantel is attached to a single row of bricks.
Here i will share our diy fireplace update that stayed on budget. Considering you have enough space above your fireplace this diy fireplace mantel should be a good choice. I stumbled across some wood corbels from our local cabinet factory outlet for only 5 each.
The back of the mantel was attached to the bricks with concrete screws.