Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Revamped Birdbath

Watch the birdie.






While outside working on furniture today, I found myself staring down a birdbath I got earlier this year. It's been sitting by my garage getting uglier and uglier.



Hmmmm, who says it has to stay a birdbath?   Why not something I can sit on a surface inside?  After my lamp revamps I decided to do a little reconfiguring on this too.  The top and bottom were just screwed in. So, I took it apart,



and eliminated the center. I screwed the top and base together,



gave it a coat of yellow paint, followed by my 50/50 mix of white paint and gesso. After a little distressing, it became a nice piece that's far more mobile.  I can use it for a candle, jewelry, soap, whatever.










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34 comments:

  1. What a great idea. It is useful now, and if your birdbath was anything like mine the birds didn't like it anyway!
    Have a great day!

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  2. sweet...I like that it's now an candle holder...add a few colored rocks or beach glass and voila..
    beautiful ideas!!!
    best,
    maureen

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  3. You've become the McGuyver of home decor! That's really neat. It is certainly more versatile now.

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  4. What a wonderful idea! It is beautiful....I would have NEVER thougt of this!

    Lou Cinda

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  5. Awesome upcycle! Sometimes stuff has to be sitting around a while until inspiration hits! Nice job Rosemary.

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  6. You are simply one of my new favorite sources of inspiration! ~Lili

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  7. Good thinkin' girlfriend! FAA! *winks* Vanna

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  8. Thank you for sharing a thought. I love what you did to the birdbath. It's brilliant! It looks like a very nice candle holder.

    xoxo
    Myric

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  9. What a great idea...Always thinking out of the box!

    Carol

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  10. Now you are the smart one! Love that birdbath!~

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  11. I love how you repurposed it.

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  12. Hi lovely lady.
    This was a great redo on your birdbath!!! You could use it for a ceterpiece on your table also.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape for fall.
    I hope you have a great week sweet lady.
    Diane

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  13. Thank you for showing us more useful ways to be creative.
    Lisa

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  14. Very Clever! You always come up with the best ideas! Like it so much better "your" way!
    Rebecca

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  15. That is such an original idea, would look nice as a fruit bowl as well

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  16. Oh, I wasn't expecting that. That's awesome,....how pretty.

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  17. Much better! Love it with the rose!

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  18. Very clever, I bet you will get a lot of use from this. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  19. Rosemary,

    Brilliant idea! I love the way this turned out! I would have never thought to do this!

    Kris

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  20. This is just too cute! I have a broken bird bath in the garden, I wonder if I can make something out of it, thank you for the inspiration Rosemary!
    XXX Ido

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  21. I was thinking about doing that to an old kettle I have in my yard. Your birdbath turned out so nicely!!!!

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  22. Rosemary...

    You constantly amaze me with your creativity! I can't wait to do this to my own small birdbath that is sitting out on my outdoor table.

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  23. What a great idea! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  24. Hello!
    I love this project too. You are a girl after my own heart!!!
    Do you use wax or varnish when you use the gesso alone or your 50/50 mix??
    Thanks
    Rhonda

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  25. Beautiful transformation, Rosemary! It's such a gorgeous piece! You are so talented! Your creativity amazes me!

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  26. Oh, Rosemary! You have done it again - made something beautiful from something that was looking sad and neglected. You inspire me to keep trying:) God bless x

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  27. Hey, I love that idea! I can see a big fat pumpkin setting in there with leaves all around it. OK, I'm on the lookout for one of these! thanks for linking up with VIF! xoxo

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  28. Very cute. You are a smart cookie ;) You'll get to see it and enjoy it loads more in the house too =) Super idea!!

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  29. Lovely, unique and multi-use. Now that is a useful items. It's so pretty, Rosemary!

    Many thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

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  30. I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/10/celebrating-fall-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  31. LUV the way your brain works, Rosemary! :)

    xoxo laurie

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