Remember when I blogged about my friend Beckie‘s fireplace:
She wanted to give it a little facelift, so I sent her these four Photoshopped inspiration photos to get her creative gears turning…
Well, she and her husband sold that house and moved to another state- LOL! 😀
Now she’s got a new fireplace to work on, and she wants to use AirStone on this one. She asked if I could show her what it would look like if she installed it from floor to ceiling, so I Photoshopped another inspiration photo together for her yesterday. She’s already painted the (previously red) walls light gray, mounted the TV, started to remove the laminate flooring (they’re having gray flecked carpet installed next week), and moved in some Billy bookcases from Ikea- so this is how the room looks right now:
I found a beautiful photo of a stone fireplace on a blog called ‘A Pretty Life In The Suburbs‘ created by a very talented gal named Jo-Anna, and it really does a good job of showing exactly how the AirStone might look in Beckie’s space. I didn’t Photoshop the TV in, but whether you go with a rustic wood mantel…
…or a white-painted one:
I definitely think you’re on the right track, Beckie– and I can’t wait to see photos of it when it’s all done!
PS- If you’d like to follow along with Beckie’s renovation click here: Infarrantly Creative, and if you’d like to learn how to use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to modify photos of your house, click on the Shoot Fly Shoot banner below to check out my Room Makeover class!
Oh wow! I’m so honoured to be mentioned over here Layla! Thank you so much for the shout out! xoxo
OHHH!!! Rustic wood please! SOO pretty what they are doing. This will look fabulous–great thing they moved! That picture is pure beauty. 🙂
Maryjane from MB, Canada
Uh, if I could, I’d love to know how Becky had the rest of her “previous living room” set up?
I have a corner fireplace, and a patio door on the wall ‘beside it’ -like in the photos above- and I’m stumped on furniture layout. How do you avoid it being just a long, boring “walk through” type arrangement – what pieces could/should I buy for the 13×15 space (I’m basically starting from scratch) and can I seat 6 in that amount of space? AND where do I put the TV (how can I hide it) and the cat tree….
I’m patiently waiting in hopes that you’ll pick my cozy-little-rental-cottage-presto. :S
Becky’s new living room looks amazing! She’s the first person I’ve heard of that is removing hardwood flooring for carpet. Wow. Yet your photoshop of her living when she’s done is awesome!!! (I vote on the rustic wood mantel…sigh) Wow, you two are very talented ladies.
Peace and blessings!
“Pick my Presto” are my favorite! I like the stone, but I especially like how you put molding on the top of the built ins. The rustic wood mantle is my favorite.
RUSTIC mantel all the way. Such inspiring ideas.
Great suggestion! I love it!
I really like the first photo, letting the real wood color shine on the mantel. The second photo is nice however it does feel like a ton of white. Looking forward to their progress and decisions.
I sit here with my jaw literally slack — the transformation is so beautiful! I was wondering if, perchance, you do Pick My Presto posts for “just anybody”. We’ve been re-doing a Dutch colonial, + all’s well — but I just can’t decide what to do with the uppers of our kitchen! TY!
Still seeing pop up ads on your site.
I love the stone but just can’t deal with a tv mounted over the fireplace. I know a lot of people do it, but it I am not a fan.
I totally agree. In some houses, there just isn’t any other place to put a TV unfortunately. But in this room, it seems like you could put it on either side of the fireplace. Regardless, I love both the rustic and white mantles. The stone looks great!
You cracked me up – when you said they sold the house and moved to another state! I love you guys! Have a great weekend!
I will go against the flow and say I like the white mantel better. I love how you added the crown molding to the top of the bookcases as well – that looks awesome.
I’ve beeen following you for years…I am researching the Airstone product, when you did Keith’s fireplace makeover how many packages did it take. We are looking at something similar. Thanks.
Boy, I’m not sure, Jenene. It’s been a while and I’m racking my brain, but I can’t seem to remember how many it took. The folks at Airstone will be able to calculate how many you’ll need though, so I would suggest dropping them a line for their advice! 🙂