As we were building our house i was looking on the internet for ideas on how to decorate it. I came across a shoe mat where they used these tiny rocks. Where my husband comes home with dirty and muddy shoes on a regular basis i wanted to make something like that but it a little more durable by using bigger rocks. Wanna see how i made this?
When i saw the mat with the small rocks they used a bought plastic shoe mat and i thought i have tons of left over wood from our house so I grabbed a scrap piece of wood that i saved and for the rest of the supplies i bought 5 bags of rocks at the dollar store and some silicone from the hardware store.
I painted and then arranged the rocks on the plywood.
Then i started gluing on the rocks. I used a clear silicone sealant but you can use anything you have around the house. I thought about using my glue gun but it has disappeared during the move.
I started gluing each rock then i went the easy way out and put glue all over the board. Both ways worked good and where i used the silicone sealant it stayed soft and i was able to move the rocks around if i didnt like they way it looked. The more random the rocks the better it looks.
I had some left over silicone so i filled in some of the spaces on the one corner to see which way my husband would like better. If he likes it i will do the rest if not i will just pull it off and add new rocks.
I love it! I love it even more that i used a free piece of plywood, $5.00 worth of river rocks and a $5.00 silicone tube and was able to make a $10.00 mat that is cute, durable and a perfect addition to my bare house. So what do you think of my rock shoe mat?