Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cobble Stone Path

Well spring has arrived at our new home and that means time to pay attention to the yard.  I came across these concrete forms at Lowe's and thought they would look great in front of our gate.  When my husband took the project and ran with it...well...I couldn't stop him right?


Step #1: We decided where to place the concrete and then removed the grass.





Step #2:  We then placed the form to plan out the design and where the concrete should be placed.
jjjjjj

Step #3: Mix a bag of concrete with water.


Step #4: We added some dark color to match our existing rocks.  One bottle is enough for two bags of concrete.

Step #5:  Place the concrete inside the frame and make sure there aren't any air pockets. 




Step #6:  Smooth it and put extra concrete back into the bucket.

Step #7:  After lifting the frame, round the stones so it resembles a natural looking rock.


And there you have it...beautiful cobble stone!  (i did help a little bit)






135 comments:

  1. seriously so cute! can i have some of your motivation????

    love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love how it turned out. funny thing is I bought one of those forms years ago and it is still in my garage. My hubbo will never do it, so I'm gonna have to try this myself. thanks for the inspiration and demonstration!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seriously! If I hadn't seen your name first I would have thought that I had already left this message...lol! I bought one of those forms many years ago and it is still in my "basement", and I would also like to try it, although I also have a concrete mixer called ODJOB, made by Scepter. You just add water into a round bucket- like enclosed container with your cement mixture and roll it. It states you can use a 30 or 60 lb bag of the premix and roll it for 30 seconds.Has anyone ever tried this? Well you have inspired me also and I have the perfect place to start.L lost my husband to a heart attack 15 years ago and it has been sitting in my basement all this time....thank you!

      Delete
    2. Yes, Alvalee my brother gave me his ODJOB this pass weekend to do the same project (make a patio). He used it for his driveway and it works perfect.

      Delete
    3. Where can I buy one of those forms?

      Delete
  3. I love it!!! Good job Cam and Tan! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. whoa, that's great! i had no idea you could just *do* that with goods from lowes, lol. it looks fantastic, and super job!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello,

    Im Kelsey and blog over at Mama Mazzone http://houseofmazzone.blogspot.com

    Love what you did in your backyard :)
    I am saving this post in my favorites as inspiration to do something like this in our backyard :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ah-mazing! You guys did a beautiful job on your back-yard!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love this. We bought some molds last spring and didn't get a chance to do our pathway. I'm hoping we are able to squeeze it in before it gets to hot this year. Thanks for the photo's. We're going to put soil in between the blocks and add grass seed.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just wanted to let you know that I fell in love with your website the minute I read your quote from JRR Tolkien! Beautiful quote, and a great blog to follow it! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is just amazing! i love it! and i had no idea you could dye concrete-brilliant. Can't wait to show my husband. :)

    meg

    ReplyDelete
  10. Camie I am amazed! These look so great! I came over from my friend Kate's. Bravo!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my Great Giveaway from Serena & Lily!

    You will love it!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Would you mind doing a price breakdown? Id love to do this and am wondering how much it would cost.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi. I having been reading that the molds use 1 bag of concrete per mold. Is that what you used? Seems like it would be less. Planning on tackling this project this summer. Thx.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A small bag of Quickcrete might cover only one mold, depending on how large the mold is. I buy the small bags, the large ones are 90 pounds and too heavy to move about easily. One small bag of the stuff makes about two dozen single stepping stones that are large enough for an average foot, and each one is approximately 1 1/4" thick, after grout (I decorate the stepping stones with broken shells, clear crafting glass pieces, etc.)

      Delete
  13. Oh I've definately gotta do this! I've got a couple of places that I wanted to add some concrete! So ready to do this one!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. LOVE IT!! Just a quick question..... how many of those forms would you get with one bag of cement>?

    ReplyDelete
  15. LOVE it! Looks fantastic!!! I REALLY want to try this in our back yard!

    -Ashley
    www.DesignBuildLove.co

    ReplyDelete
  16. How did you round the edges to look like stones?

    ReplyDelete
  17. I. Love. This!!! Thank you for posting such wonderful photos, too. I think I'm going to re-blog it tonight on my site: www.icecreamandpizza.com , as I'm sure many will find it just as inspiring as I did. Take care, Haley

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a fun idea! We need to do something like that in our yard!

    ReplyDelete
  19. amazing!!!!!!! I love it sooooo much!!!


    greetz from your new follower from Germany

    ReplyDelete
  20. Snap that is soo cool - I;m gonna borrow that if you do not mind.

    Love Leanne

    ReplyDelete
  21. This a cool idea;)
    Thank you for sharing, found it on Pinterest!
    I`m your latest follower;)
    Please come and visit my blog too...

    Lovely greetings...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/2011/09/thank-you-and-giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete
  22. How many bags of concrete did it take for you to do that one area in your yard?

    ReplyDelete
  23. I did this in my back yard. I have a savings tip on the cement coloring. I bought the black powder instead of the liquid color. I had thick rubber gloves on. Instead of adding the color in the cement batch this is what I did: after pulling the mold off either shake some black powder over the molded cement or put some in your hand. Then lightly rub your hand over the the wet cobblestones and it covers the part you want to see not all the cement your not going to. It's lasted 6 years now not fading. LOVE IT! Makes it alot cheaper since you don't have to buy all the coloring. Those molds are so easy!

    ReplyDelete
  24. the mold is like 2'x 2'. Also if you come to a tight area where you have to turn or like above you dont quite have enough room for another whole mold, just push your mold down in the area and just dig into the last molded area it just changes the shape of a few but keeps it all cemetrical (sp:?). It still turns out perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  25. What is the name of the mold you used for this project?

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love it! I've been researching stamped concrete for our backyard. I wish I could use this method, but I think we'd still be at it NEXT spring because the space is quite large.

    ReplyDelete
  27. How long did you need to leave the form in place before removing it to make the next one? It looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Found this idea on Pinterest and LOVE it! Thank you for sharing. I found the mold at Lowe's Home Improvement and the cost was about $16.00. It is available online if you do not have Lowe's nearby. The mold is made by Quikrete. We just finished up our first mold. Instead of adding the coloring to the cement we sprayed it onto the cement after we removed the mold.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thank you very much for this information
    And i like pinterst to

    ReplyDelete
  30. camie,

    we are considering doing our kitchen countertops with concrete and wanted to dye them black. noticed you used quikrete charcoal dye. it seems like once dry, it is NOT black. could you help me avoid a huge mistake and confirm? thanks, darlene

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi Camie,
    I love it!
    Your newest follower,
    ~Wendy

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love it! How are the concrete "pavers" holding up?

    ReplyDelete
  33. very nice... thank you for the idea!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Very nice! Just a couple of questions. Did you put anything between the 'stones' to hold them in place - such as sand or additional concrete? Do you know how they hold up in ice and snow?

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thanks again for sharing this idea, Camie.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I was just going to put in a stepping stone path for my landlord at the house I am renting, but this is so much nicer! Any chance you could share the approximate cost of the project so I can see if my landlord will go for it? I have no idea how to figure out the amount of cement to use per foot - that would be all I need really. Also - could I borrow your hubby for the labor?! :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. I was just going to put in a stepping stone path for my landlord at the house I am renting, but this is so much nicer! Any chance you could share the approximate cost of the project so I can see if my landlord will go for it? I have no idea how to figure out the amount of cement to use per foot - that would be all I need really. Also - could I borrow your hubby for the labor?! :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. donde puedo comprar el moldem ese?

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love the idea, looks so professional! If you have the strength to handle this project it's the way to go! Kudo's

    ReplyDelete
  40. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Looks awesome! I'm wanting to put in a walkway from our stamped concrete patio to go around the house and I'm thinking this just might be the way to go once I check out the costs. I would be removing the grass like you did.. my question is did you put any gravel or sand down after you removed the grass?? Or did you just begin putting the mold over the dirt? I love how this turned out!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. It would be nice if yout took time to answer the questions.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I have answered but it is through email. I am sorry if you haven't been getting responses. \
    To answer we did just place the concrete down on the dirt. we did place some moss in-between the stones. The cost is around 100.00 including the concrete frame. We just did our whole patio in it and will be posting that this summer. Thanks for all of your responses. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there, how did your patio turn out? I'm thinking of paving our two gravel patios using your idea.

      Delete
    2. Yes, please. I would like to see how your patio turned out. Thank you!

      Delete
  44. It's really a great work, you have decided a good thing for you have home, it's really looking very nice in front of your gate, the place get very attractive look after this improvement. Thanks for sharing this great post. :)

    cummingconcrete

    ReplyDelete
  45. If you are considering adding Retaining Wall to your property, Island Associates Retaining Wall Contractors Nassau County installs beautiful, expert, and custom designed masonry work.

    ReplyDelete
  46. The mold is so attractively designed. The outcome of patio work is just amazing.
    Exterior Stone Cleaning & Sealing

    ReplyDelete
  47. That is great! Did you ever consider concrete paving?

    ReplyDelete
  48. every one love her home same as you discuss in your post.
    concreting toowoomba

    ReplyDelete
  49. That came out great! I was just wondering how you managed to fill in the non-square area where the project met your existing loose stones. We have an angled apron area we need to fill and I was trying to figure out how to do it with the form. Did you just fill the spaces you needed in the mold and leave the overlap empty?
    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Did it cost you a100 for the whole patio or just that little area you did

    ReplyDelete
  51. Did it cost you a100 for the whole patio or just that little area you did

    ReplyDelete
  52. I just LOVE this idea. Our yard needs a facelift and if I can do what you did I will be a happy girl. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Where did you get the cobblesrone frame from??

    ReplyDelete
  54. The concrete is roughly $3 or less for an 80# bag. The charcoal color is between $6 and $8 a bottle and does 2 80# bags of concrete. You will need a trowel to go across the top to settle the rocks down off the top. In my opinion that's the hardest part. Also a little tip i learned from doing it is the bag of cement calls for 3/4 gallons of water. That wasn't quite enough to make the cement into a firm mud. Add a little more at a time to get it wet enough. Also mix your color with the water before putting in the cement.

    ReplyDelete
  55. love this!! brilliant idea, just pinned it! Thanks Camie for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  56. I'm begging darling please let me know
    where to buy these molds for concrete
    I looked everywhere already
    my @ -> thelma87@o2.pl or write on my blog, please help

    ReplyDelete
  57. Can you put sand or small Stone between the holes? Any idea what would be nicest?

    ReplyDelete
  58. Hello. I was curious about how the cement stones are holding up. I would like to do this for a walkway from my house to my fence gate and was wondering if they held up ok after being walked on a lot. I noticed you had one that cracked. Was it easy to repair? Your project turned out great and I would love to do this to my yard as well!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How long after you get the concrete in the mold can you remove the form?

      Delete
  59. Wonderful! Can you please tell me where I can buy the frame. I want to do that project in my backyard. :) thanks

    ReplyDelete
  60. ive done my whole back yard I like that mold

    ReplyDelete
  61. Wow, Wonderful Blog with pictorial explanations. I really like your blog. Thanks for sharing the Stone Walkways Fort Worth.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Wow, Wonderful Blog with pictorial explanations. I really like your blog. Thanks for sharing the Stone Walkways Fort Worth.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Hi,
    You dont add anything to the bag of cement like you normally woulld like sand and small gravel?

    ReplyDelete
  64. I came across these concrete forms at Lowe's and thought they would ... concretemoldsforms.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  65. This project needs a proper base in order to stand the test of time without cracking. In other similar projects I used a mixture of well-tamped stone dust and gravel commonly known as 43a. At least two inches, wet down the base material and then tamp it with either a hand tamper or a machine tamper.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Did you make your own form or where did you get it?

    ReplyDelete
  67. This is a great idea....I will try it in the spring....



    ReplyDelete
  68. Valuable information ..I am delighted to read this article..thank you for giving us this useful information.
    plastic concrete forms

    ReplyDelete
  69. have read many blogs in the net but have never come across such a well written blog. Good work keep it up
    trade show walls

    ReplyDelete
  70. It's really a nice and helpful piece of information. I'm glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this.
    important household items

    ReplyDelete
  71. Post is very informative,It helped me with great information so I really believe you will do much better in the future.
    demolition contractor

    ReplyDelete
  72. I have seen this many times on social media, but am glad to see it actually being done and working! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Truly superb blog, I don’t have actual words to praise in regards for this
    plastic slatwall

    ReplyDelete
  74. What size bag of concrete is used? 40 lb 80 lb, etc? Does it take a full bag per stepping stone?

    ReplyDelete
  75. This is a really good read for me, Must admit that you are one of the best bloggers I ever saw.Thanks for posting this informative article.
    profile plastics uk

    ReplyDelete
  76. wow Great home, nice location and so simple home lovely.
    polymer extrusion uk

    ReplyDelete
  77. I am putting this on my To-Do List for this summer!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Resources like the one you mentioned here will be very useful to me! I will post a link to this page on my blog.
    How to make concrete

    ReplyDelete
  79. Good information and great post.  I like the website, and am sure to keep returning.
    injection mold design uk

    ReplyDelete
  80. Great article, this is such an interesting and informative article.
    Every Unique Creation Has A Story

    ReplyDelete
  81. Nice idea, i am gonna try the same for my web site. thanks.
    direct marketing resume

    ReplyDelete
  82. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
    crack filling

    ReplyDelete
  83. You got a really useful blog I have been here reading for about half an hour. I am a newbie and your post is valuable for me.
    burning building video

    ReplyDelete
  84. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting. I will be waiting for your next post. hindustan chemicals | Designer Paver Moulds

    ReplyDelete
  85. Quikrete Walk Maker Patio Build Summer 2017. Perfect size and strength to make the job so much easier. It was very simple and straightforward. I don't usually get my hands dirty in the yard but I was able to use this without any problems. Make sure and mix the concrete well. Our Results: https://giph.io/v.php?pm=881W

    ReplyDelete
  86. Finally I have found something which helped me.Appreciate it! Culvert Installation

    ReplyDelete
  87. I haven’t any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us. Limpieza de oficinas

    ReplyDelete
  88. Very informative article, Which you have shared here about the stone floors. After reading your article I got very much information and it is very useful for us. If anyone looking for the Stone Steam Cleaning Services, surreyindustrialblasting is the best choice.

    ReplyDelete
  89. Great things you’ve always shared with us. Just keep writing this kind of posts.The time which was wasted in traveling for tuition now it can be used for studies.Thanks What Paint Works Best on Wood

    ReplyDelete
  90. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. Maid Service

    ReplyDelete
  91. Very cozy looking rooms. Let me know if your going to Mexico. Oh and btw. you should read our Tipping in Mexico guide if you do. It will save you a lot of awkward moments. chemical stone cleaning London
    Very cozy looking rooms. Let me know if your going to Mexico. Oh and btw. you should read our Tipping in Mexico guide if you do. It will save you a lot of awkward moments. chemical stone cleaning London

    ReplyDelete
  92. People usually prefer black gates because they do not hold the attention of the looker for too long and allows the eyes to travel to other parts of the garden to see other beautiful colors there. Others go for white vinyl to give their homes a modern look.garden gate

    ReplyDelete
  93. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. I was exactly searching for. Thanks for such post and please keep it up. Great work. Oklahoma Cannabis

    ReplyDelete
  94. That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck. https://sieukeo.com/

    ReplyDelete
  95. You know your projects stand out of the herd. There is something special about them. It seems to me all of them are really brilliant! painting contractors New lenox

    ReplyDelete
  96. Buy heroin online I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work...

    ReplyDelete
  97. i am browsing this website dailly , and get nice facts from here all the time .

    ReplyDelete
  98. If you are suffering from white lumps in the throat, please visit this website for more information on how to Piedra Blanca

    ReplyDelete
  99. I’ve read some good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to create such a great informative website. buying likes on instagram app

    ReplyDelete
  100. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your site. You have some really great posts and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an email if interested. Thank you! Dallas roofing repair

    ReplyDelete
  101. Thank for this post. I’m really happy to say it was an interesting post to read. I learned new information from your post. you can visit our blog Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
  102. This is my first time visit to your blog and I am very interested in the articles that you serve. Provide enough knowledge for me. Thank you for sharing useful and don't forget, keep sharing useful info: villas for rent in el gouna

    ReplyDelete
  103. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  104. When it comes to gift ideas for children, nothing beats the traditional stuffed animal, the one you can find at the local mall, or even a picture of your child on their birth certificate, which is a great idea. If You want to get more gift ideas for children, browse this site .

    ReplyDelete
  105. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  106. Thanks for such information. Your information is valuable visitMom Blog Names

    ReplyDelete

Your 2 Cents!