Upcycling fireplace stones.

This is what our fireplace looked like a little over a ago.


Circa 1978 this was was one groovy fireplace.
It makes me wonder if I’ll look at my current fireplace in 35 years and think, “what were we thinking”?


One sledge hammer and and about 100 whacks later, all the stone came down. My Mr. wouldn’t throw them away (very out of character).


Upcycle, recycle, downcycle…call it what you will. Now, little feet hop across these old fireplace stones on their way for a jump.


PicMonkey Collage

Upcycling at it’s finest.


  1. Can you tell me more about your trampoline. The kids would love one but since one of them already broke an ankle on the neighbors I have said no. However if it was at ground level I may change my tune! Love your blog – keep up the great work! loly

    • I second this. I would love a blog post on how to bury your trampoline. And did you line yours with stone or brick? It looks pretty solid. My boys would love this!
      I love your blog and style btw!!

  2. Great re-use idea. Would like to do more things like that around our place

  3. Love it!

  4. Cant wait to see what you do with it!

  5. What a great idea! We have a very similar 1970s beauty in our new home that I’m itching to take a sledgehammer to. Sadly, that project is not on the list this year but now I have an idea of what to do with any of the surviving stones!

  6. Hi Michelle, this is SOO cute. I am just a little worried that your boys will come off the tramp accidentally and smack their heads on the closest slab, I know my nephews would! Great upcycling!


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