14 DIY Fireplace Makeover Ideas

If you’re looking for DIY fireplace makeover ideas, read on and get inspired!

A fireplace makes a beautiful addition to any home, but sometimes it can look outdated or not match the aesthetic of your room. If you’re looking for ideas to give your fireplace a makeover, you’re in luck.

I’ll share some of my favorite DIY projects to help you update your fireplace. So whether you’re looking for a new mantel, new tile, or want to change up the color scheme, I’ve got you covered.

There are even some DIY electric fireplace tutorials for those without a fireplace.

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$110 DIY Fireplace Makeover: How to Paint Tile

$110 DIY Fireplace Makeover: How to Paint Tile

This step-by-step tutorial teaches you how to paint the tile that surrounds your fireplace. This project costs just $110 and is easy to complete. I recommend checking out Etsy for lots of beautiful stencils. Get the tutorial for this $110 DIY Fireplace Makeover.

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

If you want to add a fresh coat of paint to your brick fireplace, this simple tutorial will show you how. Any questions about painting brick have been answered here, such as “should you use matte or satin paint?” Learn How to Paint a Brick Fireplace.

DIY Fireplace Makeover

DIY Fireplace Makeover

Here’s a helpful YouTube tutorial that shows you how to give your fireplace a beautiful makeover for under $900. This tutorial will take you from an empty wall to a faux electric fireplace. Watch the video for this DIY Fireplace Makeover.

DIY Fireplace Mantle and Trim

DIY Fireplace Mantle and Trim

This isn’t a step-by-step tutorial, but Annie does give a summary of how she created this DIY fireplace trim. The results leave you with a modern fireplace. Learn how to make this DIY Fireplace Mantle and Trim.

DIY Electric Fireplace

DIY Electric Fireplace

If you don’t have a fireplace, this tutorial will show you how to make an electric fireplace for under $400. This particular tutorial uses a 27″ electric fireplace insert. Learn how to make this DIY Electric Fireplace.

Modern Fireplace Makeover

Modern Fireplace Makeover

This post is filled with ideas on modernizing your fireplace (on a budget). You’ll learn how to transform your brick or tile fireplace. Check out this Modern Fireplace Makeover.

DIY Faux Beam Fireplace Mantel Cover

DIY Faux Beam Fireplace Mantel Cover

Discover an easy and inexpensive way to create a faux beam. You don’t need a lot of materials to bring this simple project to life. Check out the tutorial for this Faux Beam Fireplace Mantel Cover.

Modern Farmhouse Fireplace Makeover

Modern Farmhouse Fireplace Makeover

If you find your fireplace design to be a bit boring, you’ll love this tutorial that shows you how to go from contemporary to modern. There’s even the addition of a raised hearth. Learn how to make this Modern Farmhouse Fireplace.

How To Install Shiplap Above a Fireplace

How To Install Shiplap Above A Fireplace

If you’re interested in installing shiplap above your fireplace, this post is an excellent beginner-friendly guide. Depending on how many tools you have at home, this project could cost you less than $150 to complete. Learn How To Install Shiplap Above a Fireplace.

DIY Fireplace Using an Electric Insert

DIY Fireplace Using an Electric Insert

Electric inserts are the perfect way to add a fireplace to your home. This tutorial will show you how to go from a blank wall to a fireplace with shiplap. Get the tutorial for this DIY Fireplace Using an Electric Insert.

DIY Electric Fireplace Wall

DIY Electric Fireplace Wall

Here’s another DIY fireplace wall that uses an electric insert. For those who enjoy video guidance, this is a step-by-step video tutorial that you can watch on the House to Home DIY YouTube channel.

Shiplap Electric Fireplace with Built-In Bookshelves

Shiplap Electric Fireplace with Built-In Bookshelves

You can add built-in beautiful bookshelves alongside your fireplace if you want to go all out with your project. This tutorial uses Billy bookcases from IKEA. Get the DIY for this Shiplap Electric Fireplace with Built-In Bookshelves.

German Smear Fireplace DIY

German Smear Fireplace DIY
Credit: @nellyfriedel

This fantastic tutorial was inspired by @nellyfriedel on Instagram. If you have a brick fireplace, you’ll love this transformation. Get the tutorial for this German Smear Fireplace DIY.

How to Build an Elegant Electric Fireplace

How to Build an Elegant Electric Fireplace

If you want a fireplace that stands out, you’ll want to check out this tutorial. It’ll take some time to complete, but the results will be worth it. The total price for the project was $779. Get the tutorial for this Elegant Electric Fireplace.

There you have it, a collection of beautiful DIY fireplace makeover ideas. Whether you want to makeover your current fireplace or start from scratch with an electric insert, I hope you were able to find an excellent fireplace DIY.

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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a crochet pattern designer and creator of the Crochet Project Planner. Crafting has always been an integral part of who I am. It’s how I express myself and make something beautiful out of seemingly ordinary materials.