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How to Update a Fireplace

You can brighten up an outdated fireplace by creating a new mantel.

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Top 45 Mantels Projects

  1. 1. Coastal Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas

    Ellen Foord's fireplace mantel design mixes soft, natural style with coastal details. Find more of Ellen's mantel decorating ideas and ...

  2. 2. How to Build a Kirei Board Fireplace Mantel

    To make a fireplace stand out, try dressing it up by using a great green product called kirei board. Carter Oosterhouse shows how to us...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. 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 ...

  4. 4. Mantelpiece (03:49)

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

  5. 5. Luxe-Rustic Mantel Decorating Ideas

    Amy Bell's fireplace mantel design mixes luxe and rustic elements for an eye-catching look. Find more of Amy's mantel decorating ideas ...

  6. 6. A Mantel Masterpiece (02:01)

    Show off your creative flair with these festive mantel decorating ideas.

  7. 7. How to Install a Floating Mantel

    One of the best ways to brighten a dark brick fireplace is by installing a floating mantel. This project shows you how to install one s...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. Cleaning Brick Fireplaces (00:01:45)

    Try some of these ways to get stained, dirty bricks clean on a 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. Ideas for Decorating a Mantel for Summer

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

  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Updating a Fireplace (01:00)

    Don't demo that outdated fireplace: cover it up in style.

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Three Magical Holiday Mantels

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

  15. 15. How to Create a Contemporary Mantel

    A mantel can be a great accent to a fireplace, but a worn or out-of-date mantel can often take away from this great home feature.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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