Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WFMW: AirStone

When we bought our home 2 1/2 years ago, many parts of it had been updated.  One part that hadn't been touched was the 1996 black marble around the fireplace.  While it's not my favorite, I could certainly live with it.  What I couldn't live with now that we have Man Cub was the tempered glass pieces that the previous owners thought looked better than gas logs.  Sure, the glass reflected the flames nicely, but with a baby in the house, those little pieces were just waiting to be swallowed and scattered everywhere.

On Thursday, Isaac decided to give me a little surprise.  He knew I wanted the glass gone, but he decided to try out AirStone to cover up the glass marble.  AirStone is made of 80% recycled materials (woohoo!) and weighs 75% less than real stone. That means it just takes their AirStone adhesive to apply it to a wall.  Super simple! It looks like real stone though, and we'd both eyed it a time or two while browsing through Lowes.  Isaac chose the Autumn Mountain color scheme to match our paint and tile.  The best part about all of this is that it's super, super cheap!

When I got home from work, Isaac was nearly done with the project.  Honestly, he probably could have knocked it out in half a day, but he had a baby and 2 dogs to care for too, so I'll give him some slack.  :)  By dinner, it was finished and drying.  After 2 days, we took off the wood supports for the middle section, and all was dry and stuck tight.

While it wasn't a necessity, it was an awesome surprise and a super affordable way to spruce up our living room.  Thanks, Babe!

Linking up with Kristen.


Lisa Loves John said...

Wow!!! I can't believe he did that by himself (and in a short amount of time)! Are they removable? I would LOVE to do that to our fireplace, but we are renting!

The Lady Okie said...

That looks SO awesome! I wouldn't even know it wasn't real stone! Amazing.

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