Change of Plan for Living Room Pillar

Not only was there not enough stone for the pillar but it was way too bulky to install in the house. So instead I am going to use it to cover the broken stucco on the garage wall. This pile was all the corners I had.

Faux rock block corners
Faux rock block corners

I had to knock the rest of the concrete wall away from the stucco wall. This is something I wanted to do for a long long time but it was never at the top of the list.

Broken stucco and concrete remains
Broken stucco and concrete remains

I was able to knock off the concrete with several blows of the sledge hammer. Then I dry piled the stone blocks up around the corner. Eventually I will mortar them into place.

Dry laid stone corner
Dry laid stone corner

The log railings next to the wall will hopefully be part of the front porch eventually. But that project is in the future.

I had to go shopping for another type of stone to cover the pillar. I shopped online and at tile stores and the local Floor and Decor had something in stock I thought would work well.

Multi color ledge stone
Multi color ledge stone

It seemed as if I would need to buy all corners for the pillar, of course corners are twice as expensive as the flat pieces. I tried stacking the corners to see what they might look like. The clearance sign is for a different stone.

Test in store
Test in store

Then I bought one corner to see how it might look at home. I also picked up a broken piece that I asked if I could have. This stone tile is a LOT less bulky than the stone blocks.

Test at home
Test at home

It’s pretty hard to tell what the whole pillar will look like in the stone tiles. I held up a piece to see if I liked the stone midway up the side.

Imagining the whole pillar
Imagining the whole pillar

We both liked it well enough and it appeared it would work for the pillar so I went back and bought 4 boxes of corners. I know I will need more but thought I would buy a few boxes and test the installation process.

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