Who doesn’t love curling up in front of a fireplace on a cold winters night. As much as I would love to have a wood burning fireplace in my home, I will gladly settle for an electric one. For years I had a big black electric fireplace in my dining room. It came with the sale of the house and I was over the moon excited about it. As the years went on however, I lost my love for it. It was starting to look too bulky for the space and didn’t fit with the rustic style that my home was taking on.
So on a dreary Sunday afternoon I decided it was time to give the fireplace a facelift. The actual flame/heat part was a just a small insert, probably a quarter of the size of the entire unit. I really had no vision to start other than I wanted it refaced in wood. Just so happened that my closet was under reno and there was a bunch of old wood that I was determined to use. The wood was in pretty rough shape, uneven with plenty of nail holes – and absolutely perfect!