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An interior decorator has turned a $ 50 (photo) TV unit into a stylish Hamptons-style fireplace in a few days - and detailed how she made it work in her rented apartment

The ultimate trick for rental properties! The woman turns an old $ 50 TV unit into a luxury Hamptons-inspired & # 39; fireplace & # 39; – with spectacular results

  • Interior designer Shaylee Smith from Coastal Inspired has purchased a TV unit online
  • She transformed the green-blue colored product into a decorative white fireplace
  • It required some cutting and a bit of drilling to perfect, and some fresh paint
  • She used moldings from Bunnings to make the squares on the facade
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An interior designer has turned a $ 50 TV piece of furniture into a stylish Hamptons-style fireplace in just a few days – and detailed how she made it work in her rented apartment.

Shaylee Smith, who called a successful Australian blog called Coast inspired, bought the original furniture – that was an old loft that someone had reinvented in a TV console – from Facebook Marketplace.

She was originally drawn to his beach-like style and saw potential in the framework.

An interior designer has turned a $ 50 TV piece (photo) into a stylish Hamptons-style fireplace in a few days - and detailed how she made it work in her rented apartment

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An interior designer has turned a $ 50 TV piece (photo) into a stylish Hamptons-style fireplace in a few days – and detailed how she made it work in her rented apartment

End result! Knowing that she would never be allowed to build her own real and working fireplace at home, she realized that the TV cabinet was the perfect height and size to make her own faux version

End result! Knowing that she would never be allowed to build her own real and working fireplace at home, she realized that the TV cabinet was the perfect height and size to make her own faux version

End result! Knowing that she would never be allowed to build her own real and working fireplace at home, she realized that the TV cabinet was the perfect height and size to make her own faux version

& # 39; I currently live in a rental property, so it is hard to adjust your house because there are no renovations & she said Better houses and gardens.

Knowing that she would never be allowed to build her own real and working fireplace at home, she realized that the TV cabinet was the perfect height and size to make her own faux version.

& # 39; I knew that if I could turn it upside down, I could use the detailed border as the top of the chimney, & # 39; she told the publication.

& # 39; I knew that if I could turn it upside down, I could use the detailed border as the top of the mantle, & # 39; she told the publication

& # 39; I knew that if I could turn it upside down, I could use the detailed border as the top of the mantle, & # 39; she told the publication

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& # 39; I knew that if I could turn it upside down, I could use the detailed border as the top of the mantle, & # 39; she told the publication

She also used 3 mm MDF plate around the front and top of the & # 39; sheath & # 39; to cover and fix it in place with a nail gun and PVA glue

She also used 3 mm MDF plate around the front and top of the & # 39; sheath & # 39; to cover and fix it in place with a nail gun and PVA glue

After the framework was completed, she used Bunnings Warehouse moldings to make rectangular and square pruning, before she sanded the teal to paint white over it

After the framework was completed, she used Bunnings Warehouse moldings to make rectangular and square pruning, before she sanded the teal to paint white over it

& # 39; With the help of my father, I was able to cut the large pieces of MDF (medium-density fibreboard) to size with a table saw, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; With the help of my father, I was able to cut the large pieces of MDF (medium-density fibreboard) to size with a table saw. We also removed a bit of the boards, so the inside of the fireplace was a bit bigger and more realistic. & # 39;

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She also used 3 mm MDF plate around the front and top of the & # 39; sheath & # 39; to cover and fix it in place with a nail gun and PVA glue.

After the framework was completed, she used moldings from Bunnings Warehouse to make rectangular and square pruning, before she sanded the teal to paint white over it.

To create the Hamptons-style refinery, Shaylee used three layers of Rust-oleum Linen White Chalk Paint and White Knight Flat Black for the interior & # 39; fireplace & # 39;

To create the Hamptons-style refinery, Shaylee used three layers of Rust-oleum Linen White Chalk Paint and White Knight Flat Black for the interior & # 39; fireplace & # 39;

To create the Hamptons-style refinery, Shaylee used three layers of Rust-oleum Linen White Chalk Paint and White Knight Flat Black for the & # 39; fireplace & # 39; in the interior

Although nothing is hammered or secured in a wall, she said the fireplace was extremely sturdy and could easily be moved to their next home

Although nothing is hammered or secured in a wall, she said the fireplace was extremely sturdy and could easily be moved to their next home

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Although nothing is hammered or secured in a wall, she said the fireplace was extremely sturdy and could easily be moved to their next home

To create the Hamptons-style refinery, Shaylee used three layers of Rust-oleum Linen White Chalk Paint and White Knight Flat Black for the & # 39; fireplace & # 39; in the interior.

Although nothing is hammered or secured in a wall, she said the fireplace was extremely sturdy and could easily be moved to their next home.

She received a lot of praise for the design, which she layered with candles, plants and mirrors to create a homely flair.

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