Joint Compound (Faux) Stones

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Trudi
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Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:08 pm

Hi everyone! Haven't been here in awhile, but some may remember my intentions of trying to make "stone" from joint compound on a small wall in our mh at the beach. Since it's not used full time, I hope it holds up well, as it's in the kitchen. Thought I'd share some of the steps along the way, since we're always interested in different wall treatments, though I realize it isn't for everyone. :)
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Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:14 pm

Last pic was too big. Gonna try different sizes.
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Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:21 pm

Moving along.
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Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:32 pm

Can't seem to get the others up, and they show more up close detail. Thanks for looking, even if you didn't see the finished product. :)

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Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:49 pm

Looks good!! one question, In the first picture it looks like you were doing stone over the refrigerator, in the last picture it is yellow. Optical illusion, or too much work? Greg
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Trudi
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Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:58 pm

Thanks, Greg. In the first pic, it is just textured like the walls, but not "stones." Later, it is painted yellow along with the walls, and yeah....too much work!!!! LOL!

I have a question too: Is there a limit as to how many pics can be posted? I couldn't get the last 3 up.

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Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:00 pm

You need to resize the pictures to "small" before you attach them, I think there is a maximum of 3 per post. You are asking the wrong person about pictures. With the "old" format I never had a problem, the new version runs me in circles when it comes to pictures. Greg
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Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:03 am

I know what you mean. I miss the albums; we could just upload the pics and send folks to view the album. :)

I resized in the Paint program, and went smaller each time, but that's probably the old fashioned way of doing things. :D Maybe I'll try to post the detailed pics in another thread, since there's a maximum of 3. If that's not ok, guess I'll find out soon enough.

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Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:17 am

Trudi,

Great job! Guess I should of read this thread first...I asked in your other thread where this application was done. I am thinking this should hold up well. I have used sheetrock mud to texture many walls in my home and 3 years latter everything is fine. It appears your wall colors are very close to what I have in my dining and livingroom!

I agree, with the change of forum format we lost the photo albums, that used to be one of the big highlights to this forum! I miss browsing all the photo's.

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Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:40 am

wow, that looks great, my daughter's kitch is laid out just like that except she has a window over the sink, gives me some ideas to finish her kitchen, and may be the bath too. was thinking that may be sealing it with like a flat finish water base urethane coating , may be easier to keep clean beeing that it's in the kitchen. also moisture resistant too. i used this sealer on my kitch cabinets after staining the doors and painted the frames and it holds up well.
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Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:43 am

Thanks Yanita. Good to see you back! Would love to pics of your textured walls. I remember, from reading your posts in the past, thinking that we have similar tastes. :)

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Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:52 am

joedirt63 wrote:wow, that looks great, my daughter's kitch is laid out just like that except she has a window over the sink, gives me some ideas to finish her kitchen, and may be the bath too. was thinking that may be sealing it with like a flat finish water base urethane coating , may be easier to keep clean beeing that it's in the kitchen. also moisture resistant too. i used this sealer on my kitch cabinets after staining the doors and painted the frames and it holds up well.
Thanks, Joe! That's a good tip about the flat poly for protection. I did the same technique, only in "brick" in the bath in the main home, since you mentioned your daughter's bath. Do you have pics of your cabinets? I want to do something with mine, just don't know what yet.

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Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:03 pm

Hi Trudi!

Yes, we do enjoy some of the same decorating ideas. Sure do wish we had the photo album so we could keep track of everything. Unfortunately I know longer have before and after's of my home. The pc crashed awhile back...of course not everything was on back up!

It's good to be back, kind quiet around here compared to last year! Gotta get the folks back or get more interaction going...

Hope all is well with you, and glad to see you are still here.

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Trudi
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Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:55 pm

Yanita, that's a shame about your pics/computer. Yes, I'd like to see more going on here too. How do we rattle some cages? :wink:

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Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:14 am

Great pictures Trudi. I have amount of pictures, I have taken while I refurnished my kitchen and bedroom. I will come back with innovative photos as soon as far.

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