DIY :: Acrylic paint (enamel works even better, but it's more expensive) on a few smooth rocks, then placed here and there in the garden, makes a surprise treat for the eyes. Summer project for the kids. Hobby Lobby has rock painting kits.
etched and stained concrete - what a beautiful floor - this is so inspiring as to what can be done with an alternative floor material. :-) Also gets me thinking about what outside the box things can make a beautifully yet practical floor.
"spirula is the only genus of squid with an internal shell, a relic of their ammonoid ancestors. When spirula die their fragile shells float to the surface and are collected on the beaches as "rams horn shells". this one is encrusted with barnacles"