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Faux stone troughs

Posted by concretenprimroses 4B NH (My Page) on
Sun, May 23, 10 at 7:14

I should look around more at the hypertufa forum!
Check out this project using styrofoam. I actually covered a fish box with stucco once, but these look even better and are far simpler to make! The other projects in her album are also worth a look.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hypertufa forum - faux stone troughs

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RE: Faux stone troughs

I have some styrofoam coolers--Will try this tomorrow!
Not steak boxes, but coolers from the cancer center, that
I got when Bill was sick. I kept seeing them stacked in the hall and asked what they did with the old ones. Threw them away---so I brought some home....

RE: Faux stone troughs

Pretty cool! And they would be so much lighter to lift and move around too.

RE: Faux stone troughs

The hypertufa forum is a great place for inspiration. I make hypertufa planters and faux 'tufa ones too. I prefer using latex paint on the styrofoam. I rough and chew them up with an electric carving knife before painting them. I tried the spray paint but didn't care for the melting/dissolving effect although mine didn't look as good as the ones in the link. I buy oops! cans of latex paint at the big box DIYs and Wally world.
They make great planters. I had a plant crack one with it's roots but that's been the only one. I actually covered the cracked one with 'tufa and kept using it.
Thanks for posting this!

RE: Faux stone troughs

I saw some of those in a magazine once and thought it was a cool idea (ok, pun intended!). Like Marlene said, they would be much easier to move around. Thanks for the link!

RE: Faux stone troughs

Neat!! I have a couple from a friend. Like some of other things she did also! Jan

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