Christine Kobzeff's approach to home decor, as seen on The Modern Bohemian Lifestyle blog, often utilizes natural materials. One of her favorite projects is creating a stunning arrangement of stones for use as an accent in various rooms throughout her home. In the video below, she creates a beautiful piece for use in a newly made-over bathroom.
To create a similar piece, begin with tumbled stones of your choosing. Kobzeff chose tumbled white marble stones available from her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $1 per sheet. Other supplies needed include: 1/4" (0.64 centimeters) medium-density fiberboard (MDF), mirror/marble/granite adhesive and sanded grout.
Cut the MDF to the desired size and shape for your project. Use the adhesive to glue the stones to the board in an arrangement that is pleasing to you. Kobzeff wanted "a more rugged earthy look," so she chose to have the rocks stick out a bit over the edge of the MDF.
When the stones are arranged, and the adhesive is dry, it is time to grout them, anchoring them into place in relation to each other. For this project, sanded grout is recommended; it comes in many colors, so you should be able to find something perfect for your decor.
Mix the dry grout with water to a "frosting or cake batter" consistency, then spread over the stones; use enough to cover them and fill in gaps. Last, use a wet sponge to wipe all of the grout from the top, leaving only what you need in between to hold the mosaic in place.
When it's dry, you're done -- or are you? Kobzeff uses the piece created in this video as a decorative tray on the back of a toilet, but the opportunities for creativity abound. Try painting the stones, or gluing beads or crystals to create wall art.
Create word art by painting the stones with either one theme-related word each or arranging the stones into just one word. Perhaps a particular shape is meaningful to you; consider a cross, a triangle, or a heart.
How would you arrange the stones for this beautiful project? Where would you put it?