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Cheap & Chic Mantel Makeover

Use budget-friendly materials to create a new look.

This fireplace lacked cohesive style with the rest of the house. The owners opted for a creative — and economical — solution by constructing a new clean-line mantel out of MDF and painting it a crisp white. A black granite surround and hearth provides bold contrast.

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