LA Good Questions: Make Your Own Pebble Bath Mat?

LA Good Questions: Make Your Own Pebble Bath Mat?

Grace Shu
Apr 29, 2008

AT reader Alison got inspired from the latest CB2 catalogue which featured a bath mat constructed of pebbles: I saw this new Pebble Bath Mat at CB2 and I'm in love. But at $39, there's got to be a cheaper way to make one myself, right? I've been mulling it over for a few days and I really like the possibilities of using stream rocks as trivets and bathmats...

Anyway, any ideas how to construct my own?

Hullo Alison,

Funny you should ask us this, one of our neighbors actually created something similar for his Japanese-inspired master bathroom. Instead of glueing smooth rocks to a mat, he built a very shallow wood box (about 20" x 35" x 1" deep), layered the bottom with sand, and then filled it with pebbles. The bottom of the box is completely covered in adhesive rubber rug pad strips so it won't skid across a slick surface. Since he was reusing a lot of materials (the wood and rug pad strips were from previous projects), he only had to get the sand and the pebbles--all for around $10.

Anyone else have any other DIY ideas for Alison?

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