I am constantly amazed by craftsmen. I put masonry workers in that category. Especially those who work with stone.
They turned this pile of rocks
into this. See how the once grey rocks turned out to have some beautiful colors in them? They used the sandstone to make the mantle and the top of the hearth.
I get to have some of my favorite moss rock in the house. The west wall in the great room was originally going to be painted. BtB and C calculated that there was enough stone to embellish it a bit.
Well, maybe this is a little more than an embellishment. Have I mentioned that I love rock?