My Bird Bath Creation

June 16th, 2009 in member junk     
vicmac44 vicmac44, member
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Someone was giving away this old rusty cast iron birdbath bowl (freecycle). I have been wondering what I could use or do for a base. So I found this old very outdated lamp base at Goodwill for $2.99, I applied bronze paint and wiped off, not sure what the lamp base is made of, but like a stone material, it is heavy just by itself.  The small base of the lamp is wood, I painted that with the bronze, then a sealer, glued it to the top of the lamp. I painted the birdbath with a platinum outdoor paint, it brought out the beautiful design of the birdbath. glue it on the wood piece, I then attached the whole thing to a chunk of patio block for more stability, and finally I had my birdbath! It is so heavy, it will fun getting it outside. I pray that it will stay together in the hot weather.. I guess we'll see... lol

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, artwork, funky, outdoor spaces, paint, stone

Comments (9)

writes: Great job on this! I love it!

JennyK Posted: 8:49 pm on July 13th
Shelley_ writes: Super nice...great idea! Posted: 9:29 pm on June 17th
fellowjunker writes: I love your bird bath. You did a great job!
xojanis Posted: 11:05 am on June 17th
RustyDiva writes: Great piece! I love the rusty patina of the original bowl and probably would have just clear coated it - I AM the rusty diva. You were very creative - good job! Posted: 10:45 pm on June 16th
Carrie111 writes: That's awesome! Its hard to believe thats the same bowl... Posted: 8:16 pm on June 16th
suewhitney writes: Nice job, Vicmac! You found a collection of old junk, combined it, and made something beautiful and funtional. Awesome!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:08 pm on June 16th
LuAnn writes: Great transformation!! LuAnn Posted: 4:01 pm on June 16th
monakent writes: WOW - the rusted piece sure came ALIVE with your paint job!!!! The detail is magnificent. You sure got yourself a wonderful looking birdbath. gailmarie Posted: 2:57 pm on June 16th
grannijo writes: Good looking bird bath...very nice idea...sharon Posted: 2:12 pm on June 16th
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