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faux fireplace mantel. There was a time when a faux finish fireplace was considered gaudy. It was meant for those who were too lazy or too ill-refined to construct a regular wood-burning fireplace. But those days are no longer. Whether you have a faux rock fireplace, a faux electric fireplace, or a faux fireplace mantel, you would now be considered right in style.

Making the Right Choices
Building an effective faux fireplace is all about making the right choices. For instance, to begin with, you have to figure out what element you want the fireplace to be made of. This often depends on how formal your room is, and the style of fireplace you would like to have. Some possible options include faux bricks, wood molding, tiles, and plywood.

After you’ve decided on the actual style of your fireplace, you have to determine how much effort you want to put into its construction. For instance, if you’re short on time, you might opt for a flat front tromp loeil style. Or, if you’ve got plenty of time and are particularly handy, you might consider constructing a wooden firebox and mantle.

The Faux Stone Fireplace Option
Let’s say you decide on the faux stone fireplace option. First of all, you should mask off the area of the fireplace and paint it a background color. Then, mask off the firebox area and paint it matte black. After that, you can take a sponge and tear it into pieces to simulate stone. Then, dip the sponge into paint, and “stamp” stones onto your fireplace. In this way, you can create a natural masonry appearance. If you have an informal, rural-looking space, consider adding some candles for a warm glow.

faux finish fireplace. Is a Faux Fireplace Right for You?
Still, you might be wondering whether a faux fireplace is truly appropriate in your particular case. If you are fascinated with the spontaneity of a crackling fire…you don’t mind cleaning up ashes…and you’re enchanted with the smell of burning wood, you should probably stick to the traditional kind of fireplace.

If, on the other hand, you really don’t want to have to deal with the work involved in maintaining a conventional fireplace, a faux fireplace may be just what you need. It can definitely add some spark to your surroundings, from a décor standpoint.
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