I made this simple pebble shelf for my apartment bathroom to complement the earthy feel. I've seen it done with river stones, so why not pebbles?
- Place mat or shelf liner
- Pebbles or river stones
- E6000 glue
First, I measured the shelf I needed to cover and cut my place mat to match. Then, using all of my patience, I began gluing stones in a mosaic pattern, working outward from the center, until the mat was covered. It is NOT conducive to work inward.
|There are 6 pounds of stones pictured here: WAY more than I needed. What else can I coat in pebbles? Hmm...|
When I reached the edges, I ran my palm gently over the mat and reset any skewed stones. After 24 hours, I did the same thing to see which stones were loose and finished gluing them down.
If there is anything to be said for my crafting style, it is that I am not the most patient DIY-er. In this instance, I should have painted those white spots on the place mat black before I started. Instead, I had an idea in my head and I needed to get it down on paper (or place mat, rather) as fast as possible.
But you know what? I'm alright with that. Maybe some day I'll sharpie the remaining spots black, but for now, it's fine by me.
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