She sheds are all about the cozy and what is cozier than a fire in the fireplace? We all know the many reasons why that is NOT often possible to have but this article is all about the possibilities. You can build a cute fireplace as simple or as ornate as you like in the shed or any other room. Then, like magic, your space will instantly feel warmer.
This one from The Honeycomb Home starts with an old surround that Roxanne found at a flea market. She was smart to seal the piece so that it stayed “chippy” but didn’t deteriorate any further. Learn all about Roxanne’s score and project in her post.
Artist Lori Cravotta turned an ordinary side table into a French-style faux fireplace in her she shed. She and her daughter Jami cut off a portion of the table and its back two legs, secured it to the wall, tiled the top, built a small platform of bricks to set it on, then filled it with LED candles in tall holders. Voilá — instant cozy factor!
Here’s a great idea from Hallmark’s Home&Family site. You can create a feeling of fire using an artful stack of pretty logs that are joined together with dowels. Then create a hollow in a few places to set in votives.
We’re very proud of our vintage metal faux fireplace, which is stealing the show at our she shed in Laguna Hills. A shed client with a backyard filled with wonderful artistic things let us bring this metal surround to our shed. It has two parts so we had to kinda bolt the upper piece to the wall. Then birch logs were placed over a flame bulb (affiliate link) to look like a real fire.
A feeling of being far removed from life’s vexations comes from this richly painted small-scale fireplace by GreenSpur. We like the metal star embellishments and the way the sturdy wood shelves wrap right around the box. This could easily be made if you have some woodworking skills.
Sometimes you really need some heat, even if it’s faux. We like how this electric stove from Twinstar Homes looks just like a little woodburning stove; plus it comes in a really pretty cinnamon color. This one, from Home Depot (affiliate link), is portable and you can adjust it so that only the flames play, if you don’t need the heat.