In just five days, self described mother of two, DIYer, craftaholic, home organizer, and decorator, Melanie @simplemadepretty transformed a faux fireplace with shiplap into a stunning fireplace accent wall in a bump out frame with a mantel, TV and a Touchstone® Sideline Elite 42 Electric Fireplace.
Melanie and her husband replaced a shiplap wall and faux fireplace to create a modern, functional focal point in their family room, featuring the Wi-Fi enabled Sideline Elite electric fireplace with a premium flame display and built-in heater. They framed and built a bump out wall to house the new fireplace and a mounted television.
Melanie documents her DIY Fireplace Wall featuring the Touchstone® Sideline Elite 42 Electric Fireplace and shares step by step tips on her social media channels and her blog.
Visit the Simple Made Pretty blog for detailed instructions for building this bump out fireplace accent wall.
Once the old fireplace is removed, the husband-wife team builds the fireplace surround bump out frame with an opening for the Touchstone electric fireplace.
The bump out wall is painted in Benjamin Moore Simply White, giving the fireplace accent wall a bright, modern look.
"If I Can Do a Fireplace Build-Out Project Like This, Anyone Can!"
In her DIY fireplace wall blog post, Melanie shares, "My hubby and I teamed up on this project… while he did the electrical and the drywall, we both did the demolition, building the frame, and I did the painting and finishing touches. The entire process took 5 days, 2-3 hours each day. If I didn’t have him there to help, it probably would’ve taken me 10 days, lol. That said, if I can do a fireplace build-out project like this, anyone can! I love how easy this electric fireplace was to set up and can’t wait to enjoy some cozy nights at home!"
The simply styled fireplace accent wall shows off the beauty of the Touchstone Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace. This smart fireplace is Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with Amazon® Alexa and Google® Home. 60 flame and base color combinations illuminate the family room. The built-in heater with thermostat operates independently from the flame display, which means the fireplace can be enjoyed with or without heat any time of the year.
The Touchstone Elite Series is available in a wide variety of widths to fit any room. Melanie chose the 42-inch model for this project. The Elite Series includes crystals and a log set to customize the fireplace style. Melanie used the log set for a traditional look.
This clean, spacious fireplace accent wall transforms the whole family room and offers a beautiful, neutral focal point to decorate for any holiday or season. With her flair for style, Melanie transforms her fireplace accent wall for every special occasion.
Learn more about this project at Simple Made Pretty and follow Melanie on Instagram @simplemadepretty.