DIY fireplace

A Quick Touchstone Fireplace Wall Install With a Trio of Timesaving Products

Touchstone Sideline Elite Smart Electric Fireplace in faux stacked stone wall

A relaxing fireplace is on the wish list for many homeowners and renters, but the lengthy project time and cost of adding a wood or gas fireplace can be daunting. Interior designer and blogger Melissa @cr8tivewanderlust wanted a beautiful fireplace without the work - and turned to Qora Cladding, Pearl Mantels and Touchstone® Electric Fireplaces for the easy fireplace accent wall of her dreams.

An affordable fireplace accent wall featuring Qora faux stone panels, Touchstone electric fireplace and Pearl Mantels wood shelf

A Quick Build, No Drywall Needed

For this DIY fireplace build, Melissa and her husband built a simple wood frame to house the Pearl Mantels Acacia Wood Shelf and Touchstone® Sideline Elite Smart Electric Fireplace. No need for drywall, they attached the Qora Stone™ Ashlar Drystack panels to the frame. They plugged the Touchstone® fireplace into the standard electrical outlet on the wall. The final touch was mounting the Pearl Mantels Acacia Wood Shelf above the fireplace. 

A DIY Fireplace to Match Every Level of Expertise

Melissa shares, "I have wanted a fireplace in our home that looked like it was built with the home. This was a project I held off on because I was not sure what to use for the front of the fireplace. I wanted stone or brick but wasn’t sure our DIY level could do that and for sure wasn’t going to do drywall or paneling."

Touchstone Sideline Elite Smart Electric Fireplace in a DIY fireplace wall with Qora Cladding and Pearl Mantels Acacia Wood Shelf

"My friends @touchstonehomeproducts introduced me to Qora Cladding, and then my vision started to come to life. They have the most amazing faux stone panels that look and feel like the real deal...My gorgeous mantel is from @pearlmantels truly the icing on this gorgeous cake. My fireplace is Alexa® operated and has so many settings. I truly am obsessed."

With this trio of timesavers, Melissa now has a beautiful faux stacked stone fireplace accent wall at a fraction of the time and budget of a wood burning or gas fireplace addition.

Pearl Mantels Acacia wood shelf, Touchstone Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace and Qora Cladding

Products Featured in this DIY Electric Fireplace Build:

Pearl Mantels 492 Acacia Wood Shelf in Natural 

Touchstone Sideline Elite® 60 Smart Electric Fireplace 80037

Qora Stone™ Ashlar Drystack in Hoosier

Project photo credits: @cr8tivewanderlust