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DIY Faux Fireplace : Indoor or Outdoor

Last week, we revealed the fruits of our labor – our patio makeover. From top to bottom, everything was built or created by us, including our DIY faux fireplace.

Today, we’ve got the step-by-step tutorial for you to create your own custom fireplace. The best part is, this doesn’t have to be just for your outdoor project. Yay! Our DIY fireplace is a simple build that you can add indoors too.

*this project was sponsored by HomeRight and includes affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too!

Our fireplace finished dimensions are 54¼” tall by 50″ wide, but you can adjust this to suit any space. Read more

Feeling the Autumn Love?

Has the autumn weather hit your area yet?  We are having an unusually warm October here in the midwest, and you can bet I’ll take it!!

The leaves are starting to fall, our garden is slowly going to sleep, and wood splitting is in full force.

Creating a fall front door using repurposed and curbside finds says "Welcome Home" by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Creating a fall front door using repurposed and curbside finds says "Welcome Home" by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Gotta love the scent of fresh split wood. I can feel the winter warmth already.

Creating a fall front door using repurposed and curbside finds says "Welcome Home" by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Seeing that pile just makes me want to start up a fire and grab a cup of cocoa.  Mmmmm….
And that doesn’t stop me from feeling like continuing to add more fall decorations. I had been wanting to do a corn husk wreath for some time and even had the husks sitting aside for a good month till I finally got to them.
Here’s what I came up with:
Creating a fall front door using repurposed and curbside finds says "Welcome Home" by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

See what I mean?  Not a normal fall here.  That sun has been so bright and is always out – you won’t hear a lick of a complaint from me!

Creating a fall front door using repurposed and curbside finds says "Welcome Home" by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

To make this wreath, I just hot-glued the corn husks (free) to my curbside find grapevine wreath (free – you wouldn’t believe how many people throw away perfectly good grapevine wreaths!), added a rusty crusty tart tin from a thrift store find ($.25), and a bit of jute webbing as a hanger (already had on hand from my rockers here and here).  Added a bit of hand painting, and… Voila!

Creating a fall front door using repurposed and curbside finds says "Welcome Home" by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I love its simplicity and welcoming feeling.

Creating a fall front door using repurposed and curbside finds says "Welcome Home" by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Even better is my favorite perennial, Autumn Joy, mixed with some Chrysanthemums.  Not to mention some gourds all atop a curbside find chair – perfect!  Can you believe I also got the autumn-colored chevron handmade curbside throw too? tsk.tsk.tsk.

Creating a fall front door using repurposed and curbside finds says "Welcome Home" by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Sigh…fall is here and I’m lovin’ every minute. (I may not be saying that after I’ve raked the yard 12 times and have blisters to prove it.. ahem).

How about you?  Still finding ways to incorporate autumn into your home?

Pin and share to inspire!

Creating a fall front door using repurposed and curbside finds says "Welcome Home" by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

More fall goodness for you to enjoy!

Grab that old bowling ball you have lying around and turn it into whimsical fall decor. We've got the DIY! by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesDIY Repurposed Snack & Beverage Stand Tutorial by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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