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DIY Basement Fireplace

Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick had a little bump out in her basement, and had always wanted to make it a fireplace area.

he had purchased an electric fireplace, but it sat on a bench for years- never getting the home it truly deserved.

Finally, when she was re-doing the flooring in the basement, she decided to give the electric fireplace a proper built-in home.

She added a hearth and a mantel around her electric fireplace for a traditional fireplace feel. She stained the wood a rich deep brown color and added stacked stone tile for a faux brick look.

The final result is the perfect family room space, with a rich color scheme and a warm fire.

With any finished basement it’s a good idea to protect it from potential natural threats such as water. Secure your underground living space with a companies specializing in this work. They can help get you protected from floor to ceiling.

This is Sarah’s fireplace before:

And after:

Check out Sarah’s full blog post including how she stained and tiled her fireplace over at Thrifty Decor Chick.

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