So I took care of that problem with an Easy DIY Faux Fireplace Insert With Real Logs.
This is the headboard before we upcycled it into a Faux Fireplace.
Those of you in my age group will probably remember, or had one growing up, a headboard like this with the sliding cubby doors. This one is extra special because it has pretty stained glass doors.
If you missed my post where I share how we transformed the headboard you can see it here Faux Fireplace.
The How To
We foraged through the wood pile in our back yard to find some logs that stacked well together.
Wood Piles = Mice
Mice = Screaming Woman Running Down The Street
Thankfully no mouse was found in the making of this firelog insert!
After we found the perfect log configuration we flipped the stack upside down and screwed them all together using 8 x 2" construction screws.
The logs are from an old tree that fell down in our backyard this Spring during an unwelcomed snow storm. The cut ends of each log were still green so I aged them with "giggle juice". I always have a batch at the ready in a sealed container.
Giggle Juice Recipe:
Grade #0000 Steel Wool soaked in apple cider vinegar.
Apply using a sponge or brush.
Reapply until you reach the desired aged appearance.
Next we burrowed holes into the logs to insert glass votive candleholders using a 2 1/2" Hole Saw Bit attached to the drill.
For safety reasons, I placed battery operated tea lights into each holder.
I like the juxtaposition of the faux fireplace with real fire logs.
One side of the faux fireplace...
...and the other side.
So which picture do you think makes this fireplace more sellable?
A) How it was listed the first time with a notice that accessories were not included?
B) How it will be listed the second time?
Here it is with the candles glowing...
With Fall being right around the corner I am hoping this will sell soon.
I shared this project at these fun Linky Parties