Sunday, June 5, 2011

My new stone wall !



Hello again :)

This week's post is about my stone wall. I've wanted a stone wall for a looooooooong time. I love the look and texture rough stacked stone brings. I've gone to a billion stone places the past 5 months trying to find an option that was the right color and in my budget. Finding the right color was easy...finding the right price was NOT! Everyone wanted around $20 a square foot, i did not want $20 a square foot. Luckily, I found a stone place that was completely incompetent and they misquoted me by a lot, and then they tried to take it back, but i complained. I called the distributor and after lots of back and forth, they agree to give me a wholesale price of $12 a square foot if i paid cash. Shaaady BUT i got my stone :)

A family friend of ours does a lot of stone and tile work so i gave him a call to help me out. I paid a lot for the stone and i wanted it to be perfect...plus i dont have the right kind of saw to cut the tiles. Mike came and helped me out :) this is the adhesive he used. You can find it here i did a little bit of research and this isn't the best option for flooring due to the fact that it takes 5 days to fully dry, however, since nobody is walking on my walls, its' perfect :) it's premixed so just open it and use it.

I watched mike work hard on my wall and i took photos of the process for those of you who are more confident than me.

Mike made sure each row was perfectly level...and they were because he's a pro :)

almost done and looking good


done :)

after the clean up :)

I'm really happy with the way it turned out! it looks even more amazing in person :) Let me know what you guys think, i always love your feedback! and as always, if you have an questions leave me a comment with your email address and i'll get back to you as soon as i can :)

aaaaaand since blogger has been temperamental lately with comment posting, just select anonymous or name/URL when leaving a comment if your having trouble with google sign ins....lots of people have been making the switch over to wordpress and i can see why!










89 comments:

  1. Incredible! The texture, color and dimension it adds to your beauiful space is stunning! Love your chandie, too! And, thank you for your kind note about my dining room redo! *Becca* (your newest follower)

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  2. Amazing! I have wall envy!
    New follower from a hop!
    ~K
    bigklittlea.com

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  3. Wow, the whole room is beautiful!

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  4. It Looks AMAZING!!!

    and i thing 510 is a good number for a new follower, right??? ;-)

    Thanks
    Leontien

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  5. That looks really nice!!!!!
    I am a new follower on gfc

    Michele aka MikiHope
    www.mikishope.com

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  6. Wow, that's just beautiful!! I dream of walls like that when we build our own home!

    Following you via GFC from the I Love My Online Friends blog hop!

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  7. I'm just a *wee* bit envious! Sounds like you got a great deal and a fab wall!

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  8. I love it!!! It's look awesome!!!

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  9. Following you as the guest host from the Monday Blog hop. REALLY excited to get to know you as most of my life (other than the real job) is baking and trying to get back some of my design mojo.....Hope you follow back. OH and LOVE the stone wall.

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  10. I LOVE it! It is fabulous! I have always loved the look of exposed brick but this is even better!!!

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  11. Wow! I have these exact same tiles in a border...this makes me want to do the same thing you just did. Beautiful!

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  12. I love this sooo much! I love the stone. I love your molding. I love the floors. I love your chandelier. Perfect!

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  13. This looks fantastic! What a beautiful wall!!!

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  14. That's gorgeous! I'm following from the Follow Us Monday hop. Come visit me back!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

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  15. The wall looks great! Want to come do one for me? You cakes are absolutely amazing too. They are too pretty to eat.

    Following from the hop...

    www.suitcasesandsippycups.com

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  16. Hi!!! I just wanted to let you know that I am stalking from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us and I hope you have fun stalking around!

    Be sure to come join us again next Sunday for another fun filled weekend of Super Stalking!


    Kortney
    Kortney's Krazy Life

    P.S. Looks great! I love it!! :)

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  17. Wow, that is so cool!

    Also, I'm a new follower. Found you through Monday Mingle.

    Making It Count and
    Angie's Reviews & Giveaways

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  18. Hi, I'm stopping by from the Monday Blog Hop - I am a new follower and would love a follow back. :)
    -Shellsea

    Love, Shellsea Blog

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  19. Hello! I am a new follower of your blog, from Follow Me Monday Blog Hop.

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  20. That is gorgous! Their problem if they misquated in my opinion. That room is just beautiful. Visiting from Inspire Me Monday.
    ~Kimberlee
    {Accuquilt Giveaway closes 6/7} 

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  21. Wow - that is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful room. What a sweet guy that Mike!
    Stopping by from Crafty Catwalk

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  22. Oooo I'd love to use that to redo my fireplace. LOVE the look.

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  23. This is great...came over from me making do.

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  24. WOW, that looks AMAZING! :) :) :) I *love* stone walls - they're so pretty. Following you - can't waiting to read more!

    I really like your blog - I'm trying to get mine off the ground and was wondering if you could come check it out and consider following.

    http://www.guitartrump.blogspot.com/

    Hope you have an *amazing* day! :)

    Alex

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  25. what a great idea! turned out beautiful.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com
    twitter: kathblogger

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  26. What an awesome wall treatment! Thanks for linking up to Amaze Me Monday :D

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  27. Looks awesome! And way to go on the wholesale price. That makes it even more awesome!

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  28. Love your blog. Can we follow each other?
    http://dreamfit.blogspot.com

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  29. wow, just gorgeous and I love your chandelier and colors too!

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  30. I love the texture. It's so hard when buying stone or brick because the more budget friendly options look cheap and fake. I think you found the perfect combo of gorgeous and budget friendlier!

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  31. wow, that's great! looks like a really natural space. btw, i love the archway into the kitchen, too. gorgeous!

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  32. Wow that stone wall looks amazing!! Now I want one!!!! Great job :)
    Thanks for stopping by today, I'm glad you did!
    Veronica

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  33. That is gorgeous!! Love it with the wall color! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog and I can't wait to go search yours some more!

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  34. I also love the look of stacked stone. Thanks for the great pics!

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  35. Looks awesome!! I hope you will share at my party : )

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  36. Um, WOW!!!!! I would have never thought to do that, but it is so gorgeous. I can't believe what a difference it makes. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  37. I'm SO impressed! I LOVE your wall and am very jealous! =)

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  38. Wow, Wow, Wow! This is awesome! I'm your newest follower! I love your blog.

    I would love if you'd link this up at Sew Woodsy today at our What's Up Wednesday's link party.

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  39. Beautiful! Linked over from Ginger Snaps. LOVE IT!!

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  40. Holy Cow. What a fabulous design statement.

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  41. Oh this is GORGEOUS!!!! Thank you for linking up! I love it and am definitely adding this to my when-we-build-a-house-this-is-what-I-want file ;) xo

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  42. That is so fantastic! Now I want a stone wall!

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  43. This is just too prettty. I want one now. I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today. Grab my "featured" button.

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  44. What a gorgeous wall!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments and visiting my blog :)

    Hannah

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  45. Beautiful space--and way to go on your deal! :)

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  46. It look wonderful love it
    KAT

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  47. Hi. Love this wall. Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursday, because your blog is great.. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!

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  48. the wall looks fabulous!

    found and following thru the thursday hop. look forward to your recipes :)

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  49. I am seriously in love with your wall. I saw something like this in parade of home a couple years back and couldn't stop talking about it. It seriously is amazing and beautiful. Great job. I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  50. Wow! That wall is incredible. I love the texture and color of it.

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  51. Oh...also...it would be great linked up to my Mod Mix Monday party that I have every Monday.

    http://www.modvintagelife.com

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  52. Wow- I really love how that came out! It's gorgeous- the texture, the color... beautiful! Would love for you to come share this at my Feathered Nest Friday party sometime! :)

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  53. this is sooo pretty. I love the chandelier too. Wow, love it all. So glad I found you. Following you from Boost my blog.
    ladeedacreations.com

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  54. Oh so pretty . . .I too and coveting a stone wall, just cant decide if I do it in the living room, or kitchen :/

    stop by for a visit . . .you space is wonderful!
    XX
    Angela

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  55. This is absolutely gorgeous! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party!

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  56. Oh my gosh I have wall envy! It's freakin gorgeous! Please come link to my party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/06/vip-party-18.html

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  57. This really is soooo amazing!! I love how it came out - it looks like a magazine feature!!
    I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/06/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-highlights/

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  59. So beautiful!!!! So here's my practical question - are you going to hang anything on it, or decorate it in some way, or leave it as is?! I would be terrified to have to drill into it for picture hanging or something - it's so perfect!!

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  60. Wow, Looks Awesome And Pretty Easy to DIY!

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  62. Absolutely gorgeous! I am in total wall envy, and inspired to "go and do likewise". Thanks for all the great tips and photos! I'm your brand-new follower!
    http://woohoogal.blogspot.com/

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  63. Wow! This turned out fabulous!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow! ;)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  64. So gorgeous~ just stopping back by to say thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday~ shared this link on Facebook~ Have a great weekend!

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  65. That looks FABULOUS! :) Would love to have you stop by my blog to check it out, too! www.thetallchick.blogspot.com.

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  66. That stone wall is beautiful!!! I would love to do that somewhere in my house. I found your link on Flaunt it Friday. If you like gardens, check out my link. BTW, I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.

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  67. this looks AWESOME!!! such a great look! Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

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  68. Found you via Nita at Mod Mix Monday. What a gorgeous wall! I've thought about doing this in my upstairs living area. Can you just stick this up right on the drywall or ??? Looks like it! Any guidelines about the weight of the stone? What color and brand of stone did you use?

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  69. I love this stone wall of yours. I've been trying to figure out where I could put one in my house! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you'll come back today and link up another craft project!

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  70. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party :)

    Btw, I also have a party called Market Your Biz & Giveaways every Tuesday. Please feel free to link up your etsy and giveaways :)

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  71. This is amazing! I totally want to copy you! I LOVE IT! Now if I can convince my husband to join me in this quest it'll be fantastic. I'm definately following your blog!

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  72. Love this idea, Beautiful! I also adore your chandelier! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog;) I'm your newest follower! I would love for you to stop back again sometime;)

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Jodie

    http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/

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  77. Wow, that is amazing. I love it. Love the trim below it too. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Krista
    http://krista-artista.blogspot.com

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