finally finished my bird bath!

June 25th, 2010 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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Ive been working on this project for a couple of months now. It wasnt hard to do, I just could not find the right size and shape for a basin for the top. Finally I found this glass dish with etched flowers at Goodwill on Monday, and it cost a whopping $3 so I was able to complete it.
after I painted the lamp base white, I could not get the hardware off the top of it. I tried sawing and hammering it, but it ended up making some chips in the top. Before I damaged it any more, I figured I better just leave the hardware on it and build something up around it. I created a mold out of cardboard and poured plaster of paris inside it so I would have a smooth surface to work with. The hardware is encased in the PoP.
Ive been working on this project for a couple of months now. It wasnt hard to do, I just could not find the right size and shape for a basin for the top. Finally I found this glass dish with etched flowers at Goodwill on Monday, and it cost a whopping $3 so I was able to complete it.

I've been working on this project for a couple of months now. It wasn't hard to do, I just could not find the right size and shape for a basin for the top. Finally I found this glass dish with etched flowers at Goodwill on Monday, and it cost a whopping $3 so I was able to complete it.


I had alot more pics of what it looked like before and a close-up of the cardboard mold w/ Plaster of Paris in it, but no matter how many times I resized them, they would not upload. I kept getting a message saying they were too big, even though I resized them smaller than these pictures shown- anyone know what I'm doing wrong???


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Comments (5)

junkermidge writes: What an awesome birdbath! You hit it out of the park with that one! Bet you have some happy birds.
Midge Posted: 7:56 pm on June 28th
Grasshopper22 writes: That is so great...love it :) Posted: 8:22 am on June 27th
MakinItHappen writes: Fantastic solution! Looks great in the garden, too. Posted: 9:18 am on June 26th
chippingcharm writes: It all came together nicely...your patience paid off!
Laurel Posted: 8:00 am on June 26th
RustyDiva writes: Great solution to your hardware problem! Love that base!! The white paint really makes the detail on it stand out.

I've had the same problem with some of my pictures and I thought it was my camera. I just retook them - fortunately they were "afters" and not "befores". Posted: 5:52 pm on June 25th
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