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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  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!

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

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

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

    Lou Cinda

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

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

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

  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.


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


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

  11. 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.

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

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

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

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

  16. Much better! Love it with the rose!

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

  18. Rosemary,

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


  19. 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

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

  21. 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.

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

  23. 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??

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

  25. 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

  26. 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

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

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

    Many thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

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

    xoxo laurie


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