Airstone Fireplace Makeover

Woo hoo! Keith the Fireman’s fireplace is DONE! πŸ˜€

He finished it up on Saturday, so I scooted over there and snapped some pics of the final product to share with you. You can read about the mantel, hearth, bookcases and barnwood by clicking HERE, but today’s post is all about the Airstone faux stone on the front of the fireplace.

Airstone Fireplace Makeover 1 | Faux Stone | The Lettered Cottage

We found our Airstone at Lowe’s in Montgomery. They don’t carry it at the Prattville Lowes, so apparently it’s not available at every location. If you’re interested in picking some up- you may want to give your local Lowes a call first to see if they have it.

Airstone Faux Stone

At first, I thought it was going to feel like foam, but it really does feel just like stone. It’s even cool to the touch!

Kevin and I helped Keith get started by following Diane’s tutorial at In My Own Style. She used the Autumn Mountain-colored stones and it turned out so great!

Airstone Fireplace Makeover | In My Own Style

(You can find Diane’s tutorial here: Airstone Fireplace Makeover)

We used Spring Creek-colored stones at Keith’s house, and here’s a photo of the finished product:

Airstone Fireplace Makeover | Faux Stone | The Lettered Cottage

What a difference, huh?

We’re almost done with the whole makeover now, so here’s another look back at the room when we started…


…and the Photoshop drawing I put together as inspiration:


All that’s left to do is bring in some new (previously-loved) furniture and put the final finishing decorative touches on the room. After that, I’m looking forward to sharing photos of the room’s new look in one final room reveal post. Can’t wait to show you (and Keith!) what I’ve got up my sleeve! πŸ˜‰

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  1. Lisa says

    I love it…the look of stone and barn wood go so well together! Another great job, well done! I’m gonna try this one myself!!

  2. Jess says

    Looks stunning in the photos and i’m sure the impact of seeing it in person is even greater. All of the elements combined make the room look really cozy. One of my favorite makeovers for sure!

    Also, your new header reminds me a little of the Sound of Music (which I love!!). I like the update. :)

  3. Kristy says

    So fantastic! I have been pouring over all the posts but I can’t seem to find anything about how you made the big chunky mantel? Am I missing it somewhere? We have a big ol’ rock fireplace but there is no mantel…this would be perfect. Thanks!

  4. Kim says

    Inspirational, thank you. What did you use for the floor portion of the fireplace? Looks like it was tile previously. Now it’s a smooth grey. I’d like to do the same thing.

  5. Amanda says

    Beautiful transformation….I have a question. What product did you use on the hearth? We have the EXACT situation and want something with no grout lines to mess with. Any info would ne appreciated!

  6. Jerry says

    Hi Layla, I would like to duplicate the the blue wood behind the spiked mirror in the fireplace makeover. How was this done? What type of wood? Is it stained or is it a faux panel?


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