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Family Room Fireplace Accent Wall DIY Transformation

Touchstone Sideline Elite 42 Smart Electric Fireplace DIY accent wall by Simple Made Pretty

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.

Bright and Modern Family Room Fireplace Accent Wall

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.

Before and after fireplace accent wall transformation featuring a Touchstone electric fireplace by @simplemadepretty


Step by Step DIY Fireplace Accent Wall

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.

Touchstone Electric Fireplace DIY fireplace wall build framing

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.

Drywall installation of fireplace accent wall with 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!"

Close up side view of the Touchstone Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace install by Simple Made Pretty

Eye-catching Fireplace Accent Wall With a Clean Design

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. 

A Light Airy Look For Versatile Holiday Decorating

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. 

Simple Made Pretty Halloween Fireplace Wall featuring the Touchstone Sideline Elite Electric FireplaceHalloween fun by @simplemadepretty. Touchstone Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace, shown with traditional log set. 


Simple Made Pretty Christmas fireplace in family room, featuring Touchstone Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace

Touchstone Sideline Elite 42 electric fireplace DIY wall decorated for New Years Day

Learn more about this project at Simple Made Pretty and follow Melanie on Instagram @simplemadepretty.