I make things that don’t go well all the time. Usually they are little projects, but this one is really a good one. And I have been working on it for months!
This is a bird bath, all concrete, weighing approximately 4000 pounds. I bought it for $10 at an auction.
It was a standard garden variety (pun intended) concrete bird bath with chippy white paint and some old mosaic squares falling off the bowl.
I scraped off all those mosaic tiles and all the loose paint, then used two colors spray paint and randomly painted the inside of the bowl.
I added some flat marbles to the center and then just started doing circles around the center area in a pattern of sorts. I was determined I would only use marbles I had on hand but ended up buying one package of shades of blue marbles.
And the bonus is that I used up a big Ziploc bag full of marbles.
I used E6000 to attach the marbles.
E6000 is a really strong glue that will hold almost anything…
Here’s the nearly finished product…
I thought about grouting the bowl, but decided to try my hand at a resin to keep it waterproof and to help it survive the winter freezes.
It was going to be wonderful…but when the resin was poured on, it hardened almost immediately. So, I was left with this…
I guess I should have skipped the resin…bummer!
The resin is no longer clear because the bubbles and ridges let water underneath…Anyone have any ideas on how to make this better? I am thinking a chisel and hours of work or offering it free on Craigslist!
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