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Small Projects to Make Using Natural Stone

Nov 30, 2007
Many times at the places that sell natural stone products, you can find some good deals on small pieces of stone that have been left over from other buyers. Sometimes a piece can have a flaw like a chip or crack and you can buy a larger piece at a discount price. Small stones and pebbles of stone can be great and fairly inexpensive to use for some projects too.

You might wonder what types of small projects that you can do that would make a little piece of stone look extravagant. Covering things like casual table tops or outdoor bench tops with natural stone can give them an expensive stylish flare for not so much money.

You can use marble tiles as an accent for things like fireplace or bathtub surrounds if you can not afford to cover the entire surface. If you have a small vanity with only one sink in a bathroom, this could be a good spot to incorporate natural stone on a small scale. If you only need a few stones for a path or walkway to your front door, granite will give a more elegant look to this project too.

Using small stone rocks and pebbles for elegant touches in fish tanks or aquariums will make your finned friends feel right at home. Small indoor fountains are very popular right now. Try creating one of these fountains of your own design with some natural stone. Another project that could enhance the front of your home with small pieces of natural stone is an encasement for your mailbox.

If you can afford enough small stone pieces, especially oddly shaped ones, you can cover a set of steps or even a small patio or porch with them. You can get a lot of good look from using small amounts of natural stone. Use your imagination and you can probably come up with many more small projects where you could incorporate natural stone pieces or stones all together.

There are many different sources of information that can teach you the things you need to know about laying natural stone. It should not be that difficult to do since you will be working with a small area. You can easily learn how to do these types of stone masonry from websites on the internet, from home decorating magazines, and from home decorating television shows.
And be very, very creative. The skies the limit.
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Dror Klar is an advocate and writer about top quality Jerusalem Stone and Granite. learn more about his sites
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