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Topic: River Rock Floor Mat **WITH TUTORIAL and added suggestions**  (Read 132728 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2005 05:44:54 PM »

That is fantastic!!   Thanks for sharing the tutorial - what a great project!

Did you use 2 bags of rocks to get the size mat you did?
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2005 06:09:41 PM »

Glad you all are liking the mat!! Thanks for the compliments.

that looks totally awesome! does it hurt to stand on or have all the rocks been eroded and curved? bet you saved yourself a load off retail price Wink

It doesn't feel jagged at all!!  Since I tried to get many of the rocks even there aren't any poking straight up. I bet if you stood on it for a long time it would be a pain, but I don't plan on hanging out there very long.

Did you use 2 bags of rocks to get the size mat you did?

We definitely did NOT use the two full bags, but there are so many different sizes of rocks in one bag that it was handy to have both bags so that we could get a lot of rocks that were about the same size.  I probably have about a 3 gallon bucket full of rocks left over...maybe for the next mat.
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2005 06:13:43 PM »

that is so cool!
Just an idea.. what if you had contrasting mats... you could make one out of those little clear glass pebbles (blue maybe?) and make a river to go next to your rocks.
This idea is so nice, i might have to make it for someone! thanks for the tute too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2005 02:44:09 PM »

I now have a craft to make for my Auntie's Birthday, she loves her yard and rocks!!  i might try and do it on an existing rubber mat and Filling any little crakes with shiny clear silicone to make it look like water.
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2005 03:04:35 PM »

I now have a craft to make for my Auntie's Birthday, she loves her yard and rocks!!  i might try and do it on an existing rubber mat and Filling any little crakes with shiny clear silicone to make it look like water.

I love the water idea...
Maybe hide a faux salamander or something watery in between two rocks?
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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2005 03:09:22 PM »

That sounds good too. It might take awhile but I'll post a pic when I'm done.
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2005 03:14:22 PM »

That sounds good too. It might take awhile but I'll post a pic when I'm done.

Please do, can't wait!
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2005 12:49:59 PM »

That is so neat!
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2005 01:11:57 PM »

I like it! It's very creative, I suppose you could use it outside also, maybe as stepping stones, or garden edging. I actually saw on of my neighbors with something similar in their garden as decoration. I think I will have to try this. Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2005 05:33:52 PM »

This is AWESOME!
I do interiors for a living, and there is a product a little bit like that on the market that one can buy, but it costs a fortune.
What a wonderful way to do it by oneself.....
i wonder what it would look like if light shone through it....
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