Stone Walkway Nearly Free

November 20th, 2009 in member junk     
MakinItHappen MakinItHappen, member
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A summer-long project.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have the added benefit of free moss!
I love the ovals that resulted from when they cut out for a sink in a countertop.
Ow, my achin bacon!
A summer-long project.

A summer-long project.


Not far from where I live, there is a stone and tile company that puts its scraps on a pallet where the public can help themselves. Well, I built an entire walkway through my garden with the pieces. I laid them out and fit them together the best I could. I then took several bags of concrete mix and just tore the bag open on the stones and swept it into the spaces between with a broom. Then I took a water hose and sprayed it until the concrete mix was wet. It was set by the next day.  Where I couldn't make an exact fit, I filled in with extra concrete mix, bricks, and other stones. A few of the stone pieces were granite, and therefore, slippery. For these, I flipped them over to the unpolished side or else I globbed cement on the whole piece to form a nonskid surface.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, funky, garden, fun, outdoor spaces, stone, walkway

Comments (19)

writes: Nice post. Posted: 2:27 am on February 26th
MakinItHappen writes: Cool, I can't wait to see your path! Posted: 6:39 pm on June 26th
artteachergirl writes: What the heck happened??? I didn't post it that many times!! LOL oh well, now you know! Posted: 3:57 pm on June 19th
artteachergirl writes: I DID IT!! I copied your path idea! It turned out awesome. I used some broken tiles and stepping stones and a few pebbles, then swept the concrete over it. I'm thinking I may need some more concrete in a few places, but all in all it's wonderful. This is a small path under one of my arbors, but I'm inspired now and who knows I may just make a patio! Posted: 3:56 pm on June 19th
artteachergirl writes: I DID IT!! I copied your path idea! It turned out awesome. I used some broken tiles and stepping stones and a few pebbles, then swept the concrete over it. I'm thinking I may need some more concrete in a few places, but all in all it's wonderful. This is a small path under one of my arbors, but I'm inspired now and who knows I may just make a patio! Posted: 3:56 pm on June 19th
artteachergirl writes: I DID IT!! Posted: 3:49 pm on June 19th
hnycreek writes: Fabulous job, very free form and fun! Posted: 6:36 pm on February 1st
shabbychick writes: What a beautiful job, and I know back-breaking too! It's a great look in your garden.

Kathy Posted: 4:01 pm on November 24th
suewhitney writes: WOW!!! Nice work. Practically free deserves another WOW!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:45 am on November 23rd
artteachergirl writes: You are my hero!! I have wanted to do this in my backyard for years...for practically free however. I've collected from here and there, but don't have much to go with...like the concrete idea! It's beautiful! Posted: 9:20 pm on November 21st
JanieBV writes: What a lovely path you built. I'm sure your garden is absolutely beautiful. It's great to see a re-use of old concrete as well instead of it ending up in the dump someplace. I wish more companies would consider making scrap-type things available free to the public to avoid more dumping in landfills. One man's trash is definitely another man's treasure. Posted: 5:18 pm on November 21st
CottageElements writes: Great job on your garden path! I love the patterns you put into it. It is definitely a work of love. You can really tell you put your heart into it. You'll also have to check out the ones that Gretchen did. She posted hers awhile ago, so you probably never saw it. All you creative people! Now I have to find a supply to start my own. LOL!

Lani

Gretchen's Post http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/1264/granite-garden-paths Posted: 11:56 am on November 21st
LuAnn writes: Very eclectic and love it. You did a great job.

LuAnn Posted: 7:35 am on November 21st
plumberdaughter writes: I love you're path, I made a patio last spring. You did a very nice job laying it out. I love the pieces being close together and fit together like a puzzle. I want to make another patio.

http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/11785/granite-scrap-patio-and-path Posted: 9:44 pm on November 20th
alicemom writes: WOW!!!GREAT JOB!!!!Turned out fab-0!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:37 pm on November 20th
RustyDiva writes: I'm trying to do this with broken concrete pieces but don't have near enough collected. Lucky you living so close to a factory that shares for free!!! I think your path looks awesome ~ great job and thank you for inspiring me to keep on truckin! Posted: 5:16 pm on November 20th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Very rewarding results...lucky you! Posted: 3:55 pm on November 20th
Junquotarian writes: That is awesome ... and a lot of back-breaking work. You da gal! Posted: 2:58 pm on November 20th
grannijo writes: Beautiful walkway!...good job!...thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 2:46 pm on November 20th
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