Seriously, is anyone else as addicted to Fixer Upper as me?! Here are 9 Fixer Upper fireplace mantels you can create on a budget…which will you choose?
Last year when we remodeled our living room, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with our fireplace.
Looking for a frugal fix as usual, I was pretty sure paint was in our near future. I just couldn’t decide exactly what color to choose or how I would decorate it once the update was complete. So it was time for a little inspirational research.
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Seriously, is anyone else as addicted to Fixer Upper as me?!
9 Fixer Upper Fireplace Mantels You Can Create on a Budget
Here are my favorite Fixer Upper fireplace mantels you can create on a budget.
These are the mantels that really caught my eye as I was looking for ideas, so I thought I’d share what I found. I searched high and low for decor similar to what was used…like 2 days straight! So to hopefully save you some time, I linked to all of the elements I found for each fireplace mantel idea.
> If you would like to take a look at my favorite farmhouse decor finds you can see them here.
While I did look for the best deals on everything, some items are just more expensive than I would like. But keep in mind, almost everything in the ideas below can be found super cheap at yard sales or antique shops since the majority of farmhouse decorating is based on vintage items. You can also use fresh flowers and greens instead of purchasing artificial plants 😉
After looking through all these beautiful fireplaces, I now know exactly what I would like to do to ours.
For the actual update of our fireplace we’ll be painting the brick cream, adding a medium stained wood mantle, and giving our wood-burning insert a fresh coat of black heat-resistant paint to cover the scratches and get rid of the dated brass accents.
We haven’t started it yet, but I’ll be sure to share our update here once it’s complete 😉
As for the decor, I LOVE the last mantel idea above since we are lucky enough to actually have the original blueprints of our home. My plan is to create a blueprint collage and mix it with the second mantel in this post since our fireplace is pretty big and will need a little extra something so it doesn’t look empty.
So which Fixer Upper fireplace mantel stole your heart? I would LOVE to see your finished mantel in the comments below!
You can find all of the fireplace photos in this post and many more in the HGTV Fixer Upper photo library.