Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Faux Stone Birdbath Planter

My guest post for Nikki was a tutorial for a faux stone birdbath. I thought I’d share the condensed version here too. I fell in love with Rustoleum’s Textured Spray Paint when I did my planter. I used Caribbean Sand on the birdbath and I like it even better than the Desert Bisque! Now I’m seeing different things and wondering how they would look covered in Caribbean Sand? I went through the same thing with Oil Rubbed Bronze! :)
The planter started out as a pasta bowl and candle holder from the thrift store:
I gave them both a coat of primer. I have found that the textured spray paint sticks better if there is a primer under it, no matter what surface it is.
I followed that with a couple of coats of Caribbean Sand and then put them together with Gorilla Glue.
It seemed a little bare to me to I tried making it “tiered” by adding part of a candle stick  leftover from another project and a saucer.
It still wasn’t looking just right to me, so after talking to my daughter about putting a plant on the top tier, I decided to just put plants in the whole thing!
As the Petunias grow, they will fill the bowl and cascade over the side!
I like it better as a planter, but still want  a birdbath. Today at the thrift store, I saw this for only $1.50!! 108_0792
I was taking it apart, and noticed the date:108_0793 1959!! I bet it could tell some stories!
I think it has birdbath potential…we’ll see!

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  1. wow this turned out great! I love the way it looks!

  2. This is great! Love the way it turned out.

  3. What a nawesome idea! I love this! I am going to give this a try...Love the final touch with your plants. Thanks for sharing. Be blessed. Cindy

  4. Love the planter! It turned out so pretty!

  5. haha -- very good! I'm anxious to see what you do with that lamp base. I've used them myself in the past for various projects. The one you have there has a great shape!

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  7. I love this! So very clever!!!

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  8. Easy and cute - I love that. Thanks for linking up to Craftastic Monday!


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