MY DIY | Minimalist Live Edge Electric Fireplace


ispydiy_fireplace6This may be my favorite projects yet!! When I was dreaming up the design for the living room in the Barnhouse renovation,  I KNEW I wanted a fireplace on the back wall because it’s the first thing you see when you walk into the house, plus I wanted to make the room feel super cozy. I am still waiting on the furniture, but wanted to snap some photos because so many followed along with the process on ISPYDIY Instagram (check out the fireplace highlight) and have already started building your own!

ispydiy_fireplace3 ispydiy_fireplace2 ispydiy_fireplace5ispydiy_fireplace1 ispydiy_fireplace7The basics: A few things before you start! The project took about 5 days to complete working on it for around 2 hours each day. The materials cost approximately $150 and the fireplace insert was $300. We went with an electric insert because we wanted a shallow profile, this insert is only 8in deep. I would not recommend this tutorial if you are using a gas insert. Our electrician installed a 3 prong outlet on the floor to plug in the electric fireplace, check the requirements on the insert you pick. We hid all the cords within the wall, and they can be accessed by pulling out the insert. And we scored The Frame 55″ TV by Samsung on Black Friday (totally worth the money it looks like art when the TV is off!), which lays flat to the wall and looks like art when it is off. There is a components box that we hid behind the TV, and we just have Netfix and Hulu so there is no cable box. Ok, here we go!



Sheetrock UltraLight 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
SHEETROCK Brand All-Purpose 1.75 Pt. Pre-Mixed Joint Compound
Grip-Rite #6 x 1-1/4 in. Philips Bugle-Head Coarse Thread Sharp Point Drywall Screws (1 lb.-Pack)
USG SHEETROCK Brand 250 ft. Drywall Joint Tape 382175
12 in. Plastic Drywall Mud Pan
Wal-Board Tools 6 in. Hammer-End Joint Knife
DEWALT Fixed Blade Utility Knife
Grip-Rite 2-1/2 in. Construction Screw (1 lb.-Box)
GE Supreme Paintable Silicone 10.1 oz. White Window and Door Caulk
10 ft. Vinyl Corner Bead
3M 16.6 oz. Drywall Corner Bead Adhesive Spray
BLACK+DECKER 2.4 Amp Corded 5 in. Random Orbital Sander
Classic Flame 36 in. Traditional Built-in Electric Fireplace Insert


FOR ALL THE STEPS and info head over to my post on THE HOME DEPOT BLOG! 
And if you have any questions, leave a comment below! And PLEASE send/DM me pictures, I would love to see how yours turns out!




  1. says:

    Ye ! This Is A Good Blog!

  2. Rachel says:

    Wow! That looks INCREDIBLE!

  3. Li wen says:

    That is such a good blog! Thanks you so much!
    I drew my inspiration from CER Design Build ( ) and I was so happy about what they have done!

  4. jina says:

    Your work is really good, and I like it and I’ll share it with my friends soon. They also love these things…..


  5. Bonnie says:

    This turned out great! The fireplace shows a thermostat. Did you use it? I don’t see it on your picture

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