Easy Fireplace Makeover
Create a standout fireplace on a limited budget.
A stand-alone electric fireplace can serve as a strong focal point with the help of a faux chimney breast. Build a frame using two-by-fours and nail white-painted faux brick panelling to the board frame. Face the side edges of the boards with painted 4" MDF planks and apply base caps to the corners for a polished finish. Place the chimney breast on the wall with the fireplace and mantel flush against it — voila!