Do you have a space that could use a little extra comfy-cozy TLC? This Faux Log Mantle project may be exactly what you’re looking for! Our piano room needed something eye-catching to bring it to life and contrast with the all-white theme of the space. I got the inspiration for this idea from @beglorifiedhome on Instagram, and am so happy with the cozy vibes it adds to my home.
Here’s a quick run-through of what I did:
After finding the mantle that I wanted to use for this faux fireplace look, I measured the inside area that I would later fill with wooden pieces. I cut plywood to fit the inside of the mantle where the pieces would go and attached the piece with my nailgun. This amazing gun is the AirStrike 18GA Brad Nailer by RYOBI. Check out their website: https://www.ryobitools.com/. I chose a black color to paint this plywood section because of the nice dark shadow it would cast behind the wooden pieces.
Next, I mounted the mantle to the wall by screwing it to a 2×4 behind the mantle to secure it. Once I had the mantle in place, we cut wood from trees in our own backyard to fill the empty space in the mantle. We cut and sliced a tree into pieces of different sizes and depths to give the mantle a nice stacked look. Most of the wooden pieces are about 3 inches with varying thickness.
I am in love with how it turned out and adds depth to our piano room! Follow along on Instagram for more DIY projects and fun home projects!