I started this project because my children always wanted a fireplace in their bedroom. This is a decorative fireplace and no actual fire is used.
IKEA items used:
Other materials and tools:
- White wood panels
- Peel and stick brick wallpaper
- White shelf 80×30 for the upper portion
- L brackets
Decorative fireplace instructions:
I wanted something simple and easy to put together without too much carpentry skills required.
It all started with a BILLY bookshelf 80x28x106.
It is very simple to create because you don’t need many tools, except a cordless drill or screwdriver.
First, remove the shelves if your BILLY bookshelf is already assembled. Then, coated the entire parts inside the BILLY bookshelf with brick-like peel and stick adhesive stickers.
I used one of the shelf for the top panel, fixed with L brackets to the lateral part of the BILLY.
Then, I used white wood panel for the two sides. I fixed them with screws and L brackets to the sides of the BILLY bookshelf.
Next, I attached the molding around the BILLY panels using glue.
Lastly, I finished it off with a larger wood panel for the mantel.
Set decorations inside the fireplace. And that’s it.
~ by Francesco