New 'millstones'

nmgirl(8 S.NM)January 30, 2011

Here's a couple of "millstones" I recently finished.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Look great! Are they in your desert gardens? Or will they be? Like the natural stone/concrete feel of these! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 8:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Marlene Kindred

I can't remember...did you tell us how to make these? I really like the one on the left!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 9:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I like the 1 on the left also, it looks like it is old or has been around awhile so would be very natural in the garden but then I can see the 1 on right with some blue or purple flowers near it giving it a great look,too. Nice work!! Jan

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 11:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nmgirl(8 S.NM)

I think I posted directions. It would have been before we moved so it's been awhile. A site search would probably give results.
The stone on the right is being used to protect a clean out riser in a bed in front of the house. The riser is right in the drip line so the soil gets washed away during our infrequent yet heavy rains. It's also right in front of the only hose bib on the front of the house and is a hazard. Now it's protected and I have safe footing. I've done this same thing to protect sprinkler risers in flower beds. The size and weight of the "millstones" are great. They're large enough for both of your feet and you can push a wheelbarrow over them and they don't move.
The left stone is set in a flower bed. I threw some soil over it so the design would show for the photo.
It's interesting, the grey stone is actually more beat up and weathered (I worked it over really well) but the reddish one looks older. The lighting perhaps?

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 9:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Good job--as always!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 9:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
spedigrees z4VT

These are very authentic looking, NM. The one on the right looks just like the old millstones one sees around here at the site of old mills on the rivers, although I expect yours are smaller replicas. Nice job!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 2:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
concretenprimroses(4B NH)

I envy you enjoying your NM weather to make things while some of us are buried in snow!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 7:41AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Hanging Garden Globes
Here's one of my favorite garden junk projects ever:...
Anybody on here from say 10 years ago?
looking for someone because I lost touch with them...
Recycling old purses in the garden!
I would have never thought of this myself! I sure wish...
ravencajun Zone 8b TX
Did this work?
This is our wedding car from "78. It was used...
Old shutters into kitchen island and more Really...
ravencajun Zone 8b TX
Sponsored Products
King Sink Cabinet
Home Decorators Collection
Chateaux Area Rug
Home Decorators Collection
Hand-hooked Zebra Rug (8' x 8')
Crystorama Traditional Crystal Polished Brass Three-Light Vanity Light
$298.00 | LuxeDecor
nuLOOM Handmade Braided Cable White New Zealand Wool Rug (8' x 10')
Lap Shelving Tray Shelf
Design Within Reach
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Soho Grey/Multi 3 ft .6 in. x 5
Home Depot
Crystorama Vanderbilt English Bronze 24-Light 60'' Wide Grand Chandelier
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™