With the holidays coming up @rogue_engineer really wanted a mantel to doctorate and since they didn't have one they decided to build one. They built this faux fireplace surround out of one sheet of plywood, and it only cost about $75 to build. Now they have an awesome faux fireplace to decorate for the holidays and add some charm to the dining room. http://spr.ly/64968EqMe
Faux fireplace made with a dresser mirror. Put some corbels on the top with plywood behind it. Spray or paint the plywood at the bottom ,paint it all white then antique it anyway you'd like. Add screen and candles and you're done. I get compliments on it all the time. Oh i also added some little tiles. I just hot glued them on and it worked.