Faux Fieldstone

by Cindy
4 Materials
1 Week

I wanted to add some more character to our living room, so I decided to add a little something special above the fireplace.

I created lifelike field stone for over my fireplace made from Styrofoam, spackling and paint. I was able to give depth to the stone by layering some of the stones with 2 layers of Styrofoam. All were painted individually and sealed for a washable surface. Hope you enjoy this mini upgrade!

I started by cutting various shapes and sizes from the foam using a kitchen knife and an exacto knife.

Here are some of the different shapes and sizes cut to resemble real fieldstone. Next the edges were trimmed to round out the stones.

Here's the1st layer of stone affixed to wall using constructive adhesive. Then I put a second layer on various stones to give more depth.

After that, I applied spackling to all of the stones to give them a stony finish.

Here's a picture to show the depth I created by layering on various stones.

Here's the wall in the process of painting the stones.

Lastly, I finished painting and sealing the stones. Do not use spray sealer as it will destroy the Styrofoam.

This update has given such a warm feeling to the living room. Everyone who has seen the stone work thinks it's real stone--it's amazing!

I hope you love this, and maybe give it a try yourself!

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  • Patsy Price Patsy Price on May 31, 2019

    What is your wall type, sheet rock or something else? What type construction adhesive used.

  • Susan QC Susan QC on Nov 25, 2019

    You said you painted and sealed the "stones". Then you said not to use spray sealant. So, what DID you use to seal it?

  • Tina rinicker Tina rinicker on Apr 13, 2022

    Could I make this work outdoors

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  • Dee48673819 Dee48673819 on Sep 24, 2021

    This is beautiful…..but I’m thinking that if I would do this I’d take it to the ceiling and sides. Thank you for sharing…😊

  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Apr 13, 2022

    I think your faux field stones look very realistic. One thing you might not be aware of, insulation is meant to be covered with dry wall. In the event of a fire, the pink insulation will produce a toxic gas. I’m wondering if there’s a product that you can use to encapsulate the insulation. I’d be curious to know that since I really love your stones. Wonderful job!