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Quick and Easy Stone Fireplace Update

I have a double sided fireplace, and both sides were identical. I wanted to mix it up and give one side a more 'rustic' and warm look while keeping one side more transitional and clean.
With the addition of faux stone veneer (Airstone) and corbels, I got the warm rustic fireplace I always wanted. Because it was a faux stone product, the entire process took me only a few hours and was much less expensive than having real stacked stone installed.
Before.. blah.
The fireplace before. The travertine seemed too light against the wall color and the proportions seemed off with the high 'floating' mantel.
Installing the stone was a piece of cake. It cut with a hacksaw and was applied stone by stone using a pre-mixed adhesive.
The addition of new corbels completes the look and helps the mantel feel more integrated to the fireplace itself.
See the full reveal below:

To see more: http://www.thekimsixfix.com/2014/11/airstone-stacked-stone-fireplace-update.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Nov 24, 2014

    LOVE it!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Nov 24, 2014

    It's amazing what you can do in a few hours! Smart to lay it out like that before installation.

  • Deborah Rose
    Deborah Rose Bowling Green, KY
    on Nov 25, 2014

    Amazing ! I love it !!

  • Linda Maguire
    Linda Maguire Brick, NJ
    on Nov 25, 2014

    looks beautiful it really warmed up the space and made it so much more inviting

  • Barbara R
    Barbara R Houghton Lake, MI
    on Nov 25, 2014

    Just too busy (cluttered) for me, I guess you added a whole lot of knick knacks?

    • TheKimSixFix
      TheKimSixFix San Francisco, CA
      on Nov 25, 2014

      @Barbara R Yeah.. i dont' have a photo of it undecorated. You'll just have to use your imagination. )

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