DIY Electric Fireplace

by sarah randall

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We're so glad you're here! We've been transforming spaces together for the past two years and slowly renovating our own 1950's home. Join us as we create a home we love!

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Hi, we're Jake & Sarah

1. Plan your design

Planning your space and having some sort of vision for your project is key. You might have different ways of getting to your final reveal but having a vision of what you want the space to look like gives the project some sort of road map.

2. Take measurements

Not going to lie, this took me the longest amount of time to get right. I measured and measured and measured again. I measured the height of the wall and the width between the two door frames and found the center of the wall. I then measured where I wanted the top ledge to go, the depth of the wall and where I wanted the fireplace to sit in proximity to the ledge. Needless to say, it took longer than I thought it would but I’m so glad I took the time to measure and get it right!

3. Purchase materials

I went to Lowes and purchased five 2x4s, some GRK 2.5″ screws, half inch drywall, joint tape, corner bead, and some drywall screws. Some other things that we used for this project but already had were joint compound, joint knife, drop cloth,

4. Start framing

The tools that I used for the framing:

5. Hang drywall

6. Mud, prime, & paint

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