REVEAL DAY: Fireplace Makeover!

Last Updated on March 3, 2022

Hey friends! I'm just popping in quickly today with some before and after photos of our recent fireplace makeover. The full tutorials will follow in the coming weeks, but I am way too excited about the finished product to wait to share it with you. If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that THIS is what our fireplace looked like when we moved into our house.

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

Now, some of you may like the stone, but it wasn't for us AND the former owners had ruined it by putting polyurethane on the stone. It looked MUCH worse in person that in the photo. So, we removed the stone and replaced it with smooth concrete (a DIY job that cost us less than $100). Then, we added a solid walnut mantel and the most AWESOME DIY barn door style fireplace screen ever. Yep, we made it from a pile of steel bars and tightly woven chicken wire. Check out how easily it slides to open with the .gif I made below. LOVE IT!

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OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

And here's the best part–as far as I can tell, it's a totally original idea that no one else has done! Wooo hooo! It's hard to come with original ideas these days y'all, so we are super proud of this DIY fireplace screen project.

Check out the after photos of the completed project :)  PS- You can find a source list at the end of this post.

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

Now, how about a dramatic before and after comparison for you?

OMG, this fireplace makeover is amazing and was done on such a small budget!

The entire transformation cost us around $1,100, which isn't bad considering how dramatic the change is, don't you think?! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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8 Comments

  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your fireplace makeover. My husband and I are in the middle of our fireplace remodel but I put the brakes on it when I saw yours. :) Will you be posting a tutorial soon? A list of the products you used for the screen and roller? I would love to duplicate what you have. Thanks so much for sharing.
    P.S. You have my vote on Angie’s List :)

    1. Thanks for voting! A tutorial is coming on the fireplace screen in the next few weeks! I am so excited about this project…love the positive feedback I am getting on it!

  2. I LOVE, LOVE your fireplace screen. Will you be posting a tutorial on how you made this? Or descriptions of the products you used? My husband and I are currently in the middle of our fireplace remodel right now but I’ve temporarily put the breaks on the project as soon as I saw what you have done. :) I would love to know how to duplicate this and the products you used. Thanks so much for your help.
    P.S. I voted for you on Angie’s list :)

  3. Love that wood slab mantle, love the sliding door idea, and love that wood holder. What an awesome place to think of putting in a barn door!

  4. Looks amazing, Tasha! I love, love, love the fireplace screen! I’ve never seen anything like it and think it’s an amazing idea! Pinning!