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Last time we checked in, I was working on the bathroom renovation in our house, but we hit a snag. So, while I wait for things to be delivered and fixed, I figured why not build a DIY Electric Fireplace & Entertainment Center for the house!

This project is sponsored by my amazing friends at Dremel & contains affiliate links. When we first moved into this house, we knew that we wanted this wall to be our show stopper, since it’s the first thing you see when you walk in.

We also knew that we really wanted a fireplace to put our TV over, but gas inserts and fireplace builds are expensive and we are already in pretty deep budget wise with the rest of the house. This project took me a few days to complete, and made a HUGE impact in our space.

Dremel Home Solutions 3-In-1 Digital Laser Measurer I used my Dremel Home Solutions 3-In-1 Digital Laser Measurer for this and it was a LIFE saver (because nothing in this house is straight). Next, I cut my 2 x 4 pieces to size and started by building the side frames. I made them slightly shorter than the ceiling so they didn’t scrape when I lifted them in place. But, I made sure to create a front frame that fit my fireplace unit (I followed manufacturer instructions for this) and also our entertainment gear. Next up, I created a small nook for the entertainment system and covered the exposed 2 x 4 pieces in plywood.

I then added my barnwood boards with brad nails into the studs (making sure to pause after the first few rows to install the fireplace). For any pieces that needed to be trimmed, I used my Dremel Ultra Saw Compact Cordless Circular Saw. It has this awesome little guide on it for making straight cuts and was perfect for this project and this space since my workshop isn’t set up yet!

It makes such a huge impact in the space and I cannot wait to get some furniture in here now! Now, back to finishing up this bathroom… in the meantime though, if you’d like to save this project for later, make sure to Pin It!


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