There’s nothing quite like sitting by the fire during the colder months. We absolutely love our electric fireplace but something was missing. It just looked so plain smack in the middle of the wall.
We really loved the looked of a shiplap wall above the fireplace but we really didn’t want to spend a bunch of money or have to attempt a difficult job doing it ourselves.
We compromised and decided to add some detailed trim to decorate the mantle!
It was quite an easy DIY and it seriously turned out incredibly beautiful, not to mention it adds more value to our home, so that will help when we go to sell this coming spring!
Below are the steps we took to create our beautiful and easy “Alexandria Moulding Fireplace Accent Wall”
*This project was completed in partnership with The Home Depot Canada and Alexandria Moulding. We received product and compensation as part of this partnership but design, product selections and opinions are my own.
– Tape measure
– Alexandria Moulding Trim
– Alexandria Trim Header
– Nail Gun (this one is a great deal)
– 2″ Finishing Nails
– No More Nails Adhesive
– Caulking Gun
– Saw to cut the trim (we used one similar to this)
– LePage Polyfilla
– Drywall Anchors
STEP 1 – MEASURE
We measured the size of our area and calculated how many boards we would need. We also figured out where the studs were located and marked them out with pencil and a level all the way down.
We used this piece below as the “top” of the border. I love the detail and it makes it look a bit more elegant with the more detailed piece on top.
We ended up having some pieces left over so we are going to be putting this on the wall in our bathroom closet. We’re also going to do our kitchen ceiling like this so stay tuned for some more fun projects!