DIY Maven: Faux Stone Pavers


Today DIY Maven takes on faux stone pavers: If you’ve ever laid pavers, you know how exhausting it is. And even though you did it yourself, it probably wasn’t cheap. Those bricks and stones add up! For smaller jobs, a viable alternative is going the faux route using molds and ready-mix.

Two great-looking molds are the Belgian Walkway Mold ($22.50) and the Cobblestone Mold ($20). Each measures 20″ x 24″x 2″ and takes 60 lbs ready-mix for each section.

As far as mixing the said ready-mix, spare your back and consider using a drill and a mixing paddle or the handy personal powered mixer, which, after you’re done laying your new fabulous walkway, you can use to make ice cream. Okay, maybe not.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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  • Ruth

    would like to see a video