First Class Fireplace Makeover

Long slow whistle.  This fireplace transformation is smokin’!  DIY, creative and the best results ever.  Kasey from Beautiful Mess has an amazing transformation to show off!

Here is the fireplace before.  Pretty enough – just having a fireplace is special…

Kasey always wanted shelves on either side so during a two week break, her husband, his brother and dad got to work.
1st day. They had to build a fake wall. He also had to chisel out the crown molding and remove the mantel which was one big piece of slate.

2nd day. Beadboard and more electrical work. 
3rd day.  4 – 42 inch cabinets are used on the bottom for hiding the DVD, Wii and game storage and shelving is built from MDF board. 

4th day. The dry wall is hung between the shelves. They also used dry wall to frame in the fireplace. The mantel is made out of 2×4’s and MDF board. 

The result:

They removed the face plate and spray painted the inside of the fire place black. It isn’t in working order currently, so now it serves as great toy storage.  With all of the books in one spot, the kids request more story time!
Isn’t it gorgeous?  I love the built in shelving and storage.  The tv looks like it belongs there – perfectly framed and I love how the brick work stands out more.  What a beautiful job!  Thank you so much for sharing all of the hard work and steps it took to make a regular fireplace into to a beautiful entertainment and storage wall!
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