DIY Reclaimed Door Fireplace Upcycle


Hi there, Friends! Are you enjoying a relaxing weekend? We had lovely weather so I went to an estate sale and several yard sales. I often share seasonal mantel displays but today I wanted to show you a recent upcycle I gave my faux fireplace.


DIY reclaimed door fireplace upcycle


Years ago, I found this electric fireplace minus the firebox heating part on clearance and have treasured it ever since. Our winters are mild, so it's used strictly for decorative purposes and I often fill the hearth with candles. I love the contrast of the stark white against the vibrant turquoise accent wall and year round it provides a cozy focal point. However, I've been wanting to add some type of architectural detail to the back to give it a more cohesive look. I wasn't sure exactly how this would come about, but I've kept measurements on my phone and have been on the lookout. Perseverance paid off and when I discovered this  salvaged door piece that was the right size, I couldn't wait to try out my idea.


DIY reclaimed door fireplace upcycle


Because the door piece is free standing, there was no need to attach it, I simply turned it on its side and placed at the back of the fireplace. When I first added it, I wondered if my vision had been overly optimistic. As much as I love the original paint color and distressing, I knew I would need to paint it all white to achieve the desired look. Here you can see the before and after. Just as I imagined, it was much better painted white. 


DIY reclaimed door fireplace upcycle


Now it looks more like an original part of the house that has always been here, which is exactly what I was going for.


DIY reclaimed door fireplace upcycle


Here's a peek showing the mantel and newly upcycled fireplace. Happy fall, y'all! 


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17 comments:

  1. Lovely! It does look like an integral architectural piece. I like the white theme with an autumn feel.

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  2. I love using mantel on blank walls in the house. very creative to use the door in the "firebox".

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  3. That is just perfect Cecilia. The lighted pumpkin is so cute in there.

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  4. Cute! I love seeing creative ideas.

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  5. Just beautiful Cecilia! Love the whole look & that is a great improvement on how it looked without the door piece in there!

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  6. I love it! It looks so good. I'm glad I got to see it in person. :-)
    Have a great week, my friend! Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  7. Oh my gosh I have been dreaming of finding one of these faux mantels for forever! I have dreams of having one in our master bedroom. And I really want it to be white! Yours is gorgeous, and the addition of the door makes it even moreso! Love it! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  8. That looks so good, Cecilia! I would agree, perseverance paid off...big time! Enjoy it!

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  9. Cecelia,
    Love the way it looks!! Beautiful!! Thanks so much for all your visits!! They are much appreciated!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  10. Great transformation and addition. I really like it!
    Pinned too:)
    Jemma

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  11. Love how this turned out Cecilia. That old door is so perfect in your faux fireplace. Looks great!

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  12. What a great idea to use a salvaged door as an insert! Although I love the distressed door, it does look a lot better all white. I bet you will be doing something wonderful with it for the holidays.

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  13. It is perfect for your fireplace! Great vision.

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  14. That's really clever, it looks great. I love the way you have decorated the space too, really lovely.

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  15. What a cute fireplace display! I wish my fireplace was white. I love to thrift, go estate saling and go to auctions too. You have a great blog here. New Follower. :) Happy Halloween !
    Joy @ Books and Life

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  16. Your fireplace display is lovely! Using the reclaimed door was a great idea. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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  17. I love how you used your lovely salvaged door. It works perfectly with your mantel. I like that you showed the transformation over the years.'

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