HelloLidy

Lidy Dipert

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Hi, I'm Lidy - the Canadian gal here! My blog, Hello Lidy, focuses on creating and cultivating unique spaces that integrate original handmade and vintage pieces, while keeping… read more

Comments - How to: Make Your Own DIY Spa-Inspired Pebble Bath Mat

Andalee McKinney on Jul 26, 2017:

What type of bath mat would be best to use to avoid mildew/mold/nastiness from water seeping between the stones?


HelloLidy on Jun 09, 2017:

@emilee Thank you! And I haven't noticed any problems with mildew or moisture, but it also doesn't hurt to get into the habit of giving the mat a quick wipe down to just absorb any excess water or even hang it over the tub to dry :)


Emilee on Jun 09, 2017:

This is such a great idea. Have you had any problem with the matter getting mildew on it, since it'll get wet or stay moist in the bathroom with the cracks between the rocks?


bruno on Apr 23, 2017:

@lidy - thanks for your kind and patient reply. It's more than the commenter deserved, in my opinion.

@m - you need to reconsider what really matters to you, and whether it's really worth leaving screeching, all-caps comments over the cost of a simple DIY project.


HelloLidy on Apr 22, 2017:

@M@

I'm so sorry to see how upset you are in regards to the prices of our product links. Obviously, that is never our intention, rather we hope to inspire our readers. Clearly, that is not the case.

I apologize I did not specify enough where I found my supplies to help provide more insight into how this project cost so little. But I did make a note that all these supplies can be found at most dollar stores (which is where I found all my supplies) OR on Amazon. In this specific case, we would never suggest or force our readers to spend more money on any supplies than they are comfortable with. I hope it helps you have a little more peace about the cost of this project. However, it is difficult to link specific products found on most dollar store websites, since a lot of those items are found in store rather than online. So really, the links are #1) a guide to show you what type of products to look for to help give our readers an idea of what kind of mat, pebbles and epoxy they can shop around for and #2) a easy option to find supplies online IF they so choose and the price is right. We certainly have not lied to our readers about how much this project cost and we are more than certain you can easily do this project for about $10. Shopping around for supplies takes a bit of hunting and comparing prices, which is always encouraged. Thank you for stating your concern, I hope this clarifies things a bit and gives you much peace.


M@ on Apr 22, 2017:

how. THEE. hell is this "under $10?!" Using YOUR OWN LINKS, the monetary cost is: floor mat $42, black pebbles, $12, epoxy $6. Thats SIXTY DOLLARS. SIXTY.


HelloLidy on Feb 13, 2017:

@Bailee Doucette

Great question! Honestly, I had some issues with some stones falling off. This was due to the adhesive I used. I would probably go with a clear waterproof silicone adhesive next time, which you can find at Home Depot. There's no mixing involved and it's ready to go. With the Epoxy I found that the two-parts didn't mix together consistently on some areas on the mat, which in turn caused a couple stones to detach. Hope that helps!


Bailee Doucette on Feb 13, 2017:

How durable is the matt? I want to make a few and try to sell them at my farmers market... do you think the stones will fall off if the mat is handled a bit?


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