One-Day, $300 Fireplace Makeover With Chris Loves Julia

We teamed up with Chris Loves Julia to transform their friends’ fireplace in one day for $300. We are amazed at the difference adding a mantel, some trim, paint and simple staging made in this space.





The Ambrosia Maple mantel, designed and manufactured by Ornamental Moulding & Millwork, is the real star of this makeover. It helped add warmth, character, and provide a place to gather around. The clean styling of the mantel by CLJ adds an elegant look to this space.

Styling Details


This quick, easy and inexpensive project can help take your space from basic to beautiful in just one day!

Item List & Budget Breakdown

72″ Mantel : $189

2×6 board$4.14

(2) 2×3 boards$4.42

Plywood: $55.98

Concrete Screws: $13.48

(8) Trim: $28.64

Spackle: $5.98

Paint: $16.98

TOTAL: $318.62

See full details of the transformation on the Chris Loves Julia Blog. We hope it helps you #LoveTheRoom