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How to Create a Contemporary Mantel

A mantel can be a great accent to a fireplace, but a worn or out-of-date mantel can often take away from this great home feature.

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Top 46 Mantels Projects

  1. 1. Fireplace (20:00)

    A custom mantel is added to the fireplace with a stone veneer enhancement.

  2. 2. Beam Used for Custom Mantel (00:01:00)

    A wooden beam is repurposed as a custom mantel for a bathroom fireplace.

  3. 3. Old-School Charm (04:55)

    Jimmy DiResta and Kevin O'Connor add old-school charm to the cabin.

  4. 4. How to Make a Fireplace Mantel Using an Old Door Frame

    DIY Network has instructions on how to cover an old fireplace surround with marble and create a new mantel using an old door frame and ...

  5. 5. Fireplace Makeovers: Before and Afters From House Crashers

    DIY Network's House Crashers takes you through beautiful fireplace makeovers. Get inspired to transform your fireplace with these photo...

  6. 6. Ideas for Decorating a Mantel for Summer

    DIY Network offers tips on how you can easily add style to your hearth this summer.

  7. 7. Luxe-Rustic Mantel Decorating Ideas

    Amy Bell's fireplace mantel design mixes luxe and rustic elements for an eye-catching look. Find more of Amy's mantel decorating ideas ...

  8. 8. Living-Room Fireplace Rebirth (00:03:06)

    A new mantel and built-ins totally transform a blah living-room fireplace.

  9. 9. Rock-Out Room (03:19)

    A living room's 60s rock wall is blasted to the past behind a new wall.

  10. 10. Showcase Fireplace With Mantel (00:01:00)

    Showcase a fireplace by building and installing a decorative mantel.

  11. 11. How to Build a Custom Mantel Cover

    If you wish your fireplace mantel had a bit more style, you don’t have to spend a lot of money replacing it.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 12. How to Build a Fireplace Mantel

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to build a fireplace mantel with decorative accents.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. Updating a Fireplace (01:00)

    Don't demo that outdated fireplace: cover it up in style.

  14. 14. A Rustic Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel

    Kim Byers created a Christmas mantel for DIY Network's Made + Remade blog that celebrates the outdoors with a palette of winter greens,...

  15. 15. Stone Veneer Fireplace Facade (00:03:18)

    Here are expert tips for adding stone veneer to revamp a dated fireplace.

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