Monday, February 3, 2014

Airstone!

I've been waiting to share this project until we re-do our mantle, but we ended up not doing any home improvements for awhile, and will be tackling the mantle as well as a couple other things before selling our condo (more details to come!).  

Anyways, I figured I might as well share the first part of our fireplace renovation because I love it so much!

This is what it looked like before (after we built a mantle and temporarily taped textured wallpaper to the stone).


I never really knew what I wanted to do to the space, but then I stumbled upon this stuff called Airstone, which looks like real stones, but are super light, and can be glued to almost any surface.  Sold!

So here is how the fireplace looks now!

It doesn't come in white, I painted it!  There are two color options, a gray color and a beige color.  I grabbed a box of gray on a whim and just started gluing peices on our fireplace, much to Tim's surprise!
It went on so quickly, like a dream!  It was so easy to cut too! 


We reached the top and then I dropped one of the last pieces, which is why we stopped with this lovliness:
I wasn't going to go buy a whole new box just for that little piece.  I have a handful of scraps that I'm going to arrange to cover the tiniest gap, and then we are planning on bringing down the mantle to cover the first inch of stone anyway, so that will cover up the biggest missing piece!
I am completely in love!  The stone bring such warmth!
I want the mantle to look just like this gorgeous fireplace from Hi Sugarplum:
But now that we're planning to sell, it will probably all remain white.  Boo! 

What do you think?  I can't stop obsessed over it!  

Until next time,

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