Stoned

You probably think the title of this post has a little something to do with this:

Well, you would be right my friends. 

You see, we are tackling a stone pillar that helps flank our driveway and True Value brought the goods…as in the glue. 

It’s been on our to-do list for quite some time (since June) and heaven knows why we didn’t tackle it earlier…since literally it took us less than thirty minutes (and that includes the time it took us to walk down the driveway).

As most of you know, this house was a foreclosure…but what you probably didn’t know was that it sat empty for close to two years after it was foreclosed on.  That means that there was a heck of a lot of time for things to fall apart.  And they did.  It’s an entropy concept and that’s one point for homeschoolers.

So we had a few falling stones (err…faux stones made of concrete) from our pillar…and it was uber-simple to fix.  We just picked up some Loctite Construction adhesive at True Value and applied it to the back of the stones. 

It literally was as simple as second-grade-gluing.  And now we have a very fixed stone pillar.  And no…nobody is stoned :)

For a very exciting finale (not really that was sarcasm) here is a little video showing exactly how we did it:

 

“I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.”

 

Comments

  1. says

    Isn’t it funny how long it takes to complete those simple little fixes?! The repaired pillar looks great! So regal that you have those flanking your driveway! Maybe we should start calling you Queen KB! :)

  2. Christine says

    The title of this post got the song Love Stoned by Justin Timberlake stuck in my head. That’s definitely not a bad thing… JT is the bacon of men.

  3. says

    That was the first time I heard J’s voice…it totally wasn’t what I was expecting! Funny how you imagine how people will sound and they never sound the way you think they will in your head. ;)

  4. Chris says

    I agree with Heather S. I’ve never heard J’s voice and I didn’t expect a southern drawl! Which makes sense, you guys being from the South and everything… I love accents. Ah, southern drawls… Probably going to be how Will sounds :)

  5. Brian says

    If this kind of project should ever come up again, apply the adhesive, press the stone into place, pull it back off and let it sit for a minute or so (it will get tacky) and then press back in to place. Doing it this way will prevent you from having to hold the stone in place for so long.

    • says

      You know what? That’s what we did with the first one. It just didn’t show in the video because otherwise it would ten minutes of boring vs. only three. I’ll have to keep that in mind though because since we did this project, another one has gotten knocked off.
      xo – kb

  6. Jamie says

    Sometimes the little fixes are the best. You feel more accomplished and it takes one more thing off of your mind.

    Question–I am looking at your to do list and was wondering what cabinets are you going to paint? Any particular color? Have you ever posted your color schemes?

    kthnxbi

    • says

      The cabinets I want to tackle this year are the ones in my laundry room. They are nice and all…just not my style. And I haven’t picked out any colors – just dreaming :)
      xo – kb

  7. Jamie says

    And another thing regarding the to do list– If you are going to flip the boards on your deck, have you ever considered attaching them from the underside of the deck so that you don’t see any screws on the top of the deck?

  8. Nina says

    Totally unrelated to stonework – does your blog have a Facebook page? I just saw the funniest photo on Facebook and thought of you, but I can’t find a page to “share” it with. I assume you’ve seen that quote that is so popular quote floating around lately: “10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash – Now we have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.” Okay, now look at the photo:

    I don’t know if this link will work, but here it is:
    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/313263_2587935737493_1227553922_33198604_1529411327_n.jpg

    Funny? Maybe it’s just me…

  9. says

    I’ve been meaning to ask you a photography Q for a few days now… When you go out (fair, pumpkin patch, etc) how do you decide which lens to take? I never know if I should take a fixed lens for the better quality or the stock lens for the ability to zoom. Thanks!

    • says

      I take my big ole honkin’ 24-70mm – it’s huge but since we do family fun stuff just for the memories, I like to have said memories captured better than my iphone can provide…so it’s worth the sacrifice. And yeah, I like to zoom…with an 18 month old, it’s vital to zoom.
      xo – kb

  10. Leila says

    Oh good lord, finally I found a blog with someone that HAS a tv mounted on top of the fireplace.

    I only have this place to put my tv in and Im having major issues with hiding cables, placing cable box, ps3 etc. Can you please please please let me know what you did?

    If you allow me to right an email I can send you a picture of my living room so you have an idea of the disaster.
    Thank you so much!

  11. Cherie says

    Ok, so this is totally unrelated to your post, but where is the necklace you’re wearing in the video from? It’s really cute.

    • says

      Actually that was a gift from Jer’s dad to Jer’s mom when they were first married. Now they are divorced so Jer’s mom gave it to me…I love it.
      xo – kb

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