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You can brighten up an outdated fireplace by creating a new mantel.

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Top 46 Mantels Projects

  1. 1. Blogger Challenge: HGTV Holiday House Fireplace Mantel Design

    Five crafty bloggers were challenged to share their visions for the fireplace mantel design at HGTV's Holiday House. See their unique m...

  2. 2. How to Make a Fireplace Mantel Using an Old Door Frame

    DIY Network has instructions on how to cover an old fireplace surround with marble and create a new mantel using an old door frame and ...

  3. 3. Mantelpiece (03:49)

    Creating a custom mantel is easy and quick using these steps.

  4. 4. Ideas for Decorating a Mantel for Summer

    DIY Network offers tips on how you can easily add style to your hearth this summer.

  5. 5. Outdoor Fireplace (03:20)

    In Nashville, the cousins help Trace Adkins install an outdoor fireplace.

  6. 6. How to Make a Hollow Plywood Mantel

    Use these step-by-step instructions and see how careful miter cuts make this hollow mantel look like one thick piece of wood.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. Festive Mantels (03:09)

    Check out these tips for a modern mantel display.

  8. 8. Showcase Fireplace With Mantel (00:01:00)

    Showcase a fireplace by building and installing a decorative mantel.

  9. 9. A Rustic Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel

    Kim Byers created a Christmas mantel for DIY Network's Made + Remade blog that celebrates the outdoors with a palette of winter greens,...

  10. 10. Three Magical Holiday Mantels

    DIY experts list three mantels that would make any holiday home special.

  11. 11. Fireplace (20:00)

    A custom mantel is added to the fireplace with a stone veneer enhancement.

  12. 12. How to Precast a Stone Fireplace

    These step-by-step instructions show how to use precast stone to convert a dull-looking fireplace into a stone masterpiece.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 13. Beam Used for Custom Mantel (00:01:00)

    A wooden beam is repurposed as a custom mantel for a bathroom fireplace.

  14. 14. Client's First Home (00:20:00)

    The odds are stacked against Jon & Terry as they create a living room.

  15. 15. How To Build A Custom TV Lift

    Visit DIYNetwork.com to learn how to build a remote-controlled TV lift. See the how-to project and helpful step-by-step project with ph...

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