mantle and surround - Hi, I have a pre-cast concrete surround and mantle, and I would love to know how I can make it look like yours. I have an antique mantel mirror above it, and I am trying to get a similar wood look. Please help if you can, it will be much appreciated. »
When you find that coveted mantle, consider leaving it as-is. This faux fireplace was not painted. Instead, its natural texture of stripped pine brings a rustic aura and patina style to the living room.
Faux fireplace. Not everyone has the budget to install a fireplace. If you have the space but not the money, consider installing just a fireplace surround for a great old-world feel.Design tip: For heightened style, paint your surround an eye-catching color.