DIY Zen Decor: Stone Floor Mantel
Home decor zen style . I know it was totally different back then I had to change it because we’re a reason the butterflies and they needed to space so that became their space what I want to do is kind of build like a little stone mantel on the floor here and then have some can meet pottery and then maybe some branches coming out of that and I want to do it that way instead of this way because the butterflies need something to hang on but i wanted to fit in with our decor a little bit better or at least have like a really natural kind of earthy look ok.
so here’s a before and now let’s see what we can do with this corner to make it a little near looking ok so these are my babies I can’t just kick him out they’ve got to have a place somewhere so we’re just going to revamp their little area and hopefully they like it better because also when they come out when they emerge from their crysalis you know there’s not really much for them to hold on to other than their crystal shell so if i’m going to have some branches that would be really nice because they start to climb after a little while and pain they want to climb on to other things we just finished clearing everything out of the corner there the butterflies are hanging out on the curtains that they’re all good and now Michaels gonna bring in the board and we just have a piece of plywood.
DIY Zen Decor: Stone Floor Mantel
I don’t know what size yet i’ll let you know in a minute but he’ll bring that in and we’ll just kind of sketch out like how we want the shape to be for the mantle so that’s a half inch sheet of plywood half sheet in charge sheet so i know it’s gonna be hard to imagine right now but this is going to have stones on it just real flat smooth quartzite stones and then i’m going to have the pottery here so what I’m going first to figure out how big we wanted them to set my pottery there and see how much space it takes up it’s like a puzzle without a picture yeah he was turned I didn’t like that idea she so just took a piece of rope and we just traced along we just laid it out kind of been a curvature there just with the radius and then the corner there so that’s the shape that we’re gonna have and we just traced along the rope once we got the shape and those are the stones the quartzite students going to be using those are mighty pottery pieces so we’re laying out the stones being a bit how the grout is going to be going to glue them down and grab it ok so we’re using our leftover mira mastic instead of insect route which it was a high traffic area you say you would want to use them set route for the bottom yes you know.
I mean this works with the ground we’re not going to be walking on it or anything so it should be this should be all right I think this glue bonds and the crowds on there ok so we’re just glued them all down and then we’re going to let that drive or do you have to let it dry for a date or is a few hours you’re going to grab it during the rally you can mix it is another one of these mixers rule so what kind of grout are we using this time poly blend and sanded grout and the color is too late ok so all the stones are glued down and we’re just waiting for the crowd to what was that up a bit sleep okay cake mix of cola yes its kind of supposed to be a cake batter texture rate you know like a frosting old bottle of trust and love but it’s an hour using a real piping bag so we’ll see if this will help work the grout into the cracks there I guess these core tight rocks or stones are actress be used for like out in the yard but what the heck I want to use them for this project anyway and you’ll be fine okay so we just finished rounding no just taking a sponge wet sponge is for your water and just kind of fighting over the stones so they have to grout and along the edges alright guys so that’s pretty much it we wipe down all the stones i can just go over it you know over and over just going to make sure that as much ground as possible is off of the stones that’s what we do that so then i’ll take it inside after the ground is dry and i’ll set my pottery up on it and then if we’re going to branches i’ll probably have to go out to the beach and grab some of those.
So we’ll see what we’re gonna do good morning guys that’s the next day and we’re going to go ahead and put this inside the house now we just decided to let it dry overnight so it feels good we’ll go ahead and pick it up should be too heavy not bad okay there’s our new mental that’s good perfect size I you know I couldn’t make it too big i want to be kind of substantial but it can be too big because our living room is really tiny so I think we’re going to her party there these yeah hey guys were back from the beach and these are the branches and I picked out they kind of have an interesting look sort of a bones I you know kind of curves to him it wasn’t a whole lot of selection of the beach today so I just kind of went with what we could get a hold of today but there they are in the pottery and we’re going to leave it like this you know that this is going to be how r corner will look now I really like the natural textures of the stones and i like how the whole look turned out along with Pottery really like these these are from pier 1 they were on clearance and so we picked those up a while while ago and I just thought it would look nice on the stones so that is how our little monarch raising corner is going to go for now I’m gonna start attaching the crysalis to the branches and get all those arranged on there and then as the search turning into butterflies and emerging from there Chris Alice and then making out of the branches and I can move them outside and release them after they have had a chance to dry so exactly the same sort of you know system that I’ve been doing before but now they have a new corner to hang out in and it’s a little more natural for them to and I’m sure they’ll appreciate some extra bridges to grab onto when they come out of there crysalis i’m gonna go ahead and get the crystals on here and I’ll be right back to show you how it looks ok so we’ve got all the cristela’s on the branches but you know what i want in this video .
here I want to show you guys tomorrow morning when we have some butterflies a closing so i will let you go for now and i’ll see you in the morning when you guys the butterflies have emerged so here’s how everything looks now now with some of the other fires yeah i think we have 15 closed today and some of these males get really rambunctious they start trying to flap their wings and try to apply a little too early for their able to they do a lot of climbing there’s a female life there that one with the dark wings who that looks nice to sunset alright so this one’s ready to go out I think so there’s our butterfly corner and as soon as all the chrysalis hatched and they are all freed outside the customer fly on your curtain criticism is that they’re all gone