Giant Bubbles

shysue(TN)May 19, 2009

I haven't been posting much lately because we have been remodling and...well, I just didn't have anything new to share. I've tried to keep up with all the posts, but there are so many that it is almost overwhelming. It is so exciting to see so many new garden junkers! Anyway, someone had shared this inspiration picture, which started me thinking.

My brain immediately thought of bowling balls. It took me a long time to collect 19 bowing balls. I finally got them all painted and placed.

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dulcimerduo

OH MY GOODNESS! I love it! Thats the most wonderful thing I have ever seen! Makes me want to jump right into the bath.
What are those pretty little plants? Bet that whole thing weights a ton. Lovely yard too.
Well Shysue, thats a heck of a return! Disappear all you want if you come back with more wonderful ideas.

DD

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 10:08AM
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tasymo

Wow! I'd hate to have to move that puppy! That is totally original and CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! Is that sweet allysum? I just love the way Folks on this forum think!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 10:27AM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

ANOTHER FLIPPIN' "YOU ARE THE JUNK BOMB" AWARD (which is better than an Oscar as long as you stay on this Forum).

That is the coolest idea I have seen. I would also add other small sizes of balls to complete the realistic look!!!! Does your white paint have irredesant-opalistic-opaque paint coating it? (I just made that paint concoction up but it would be a cool effect. lol) "ATTENTION SHERWIN WILLIAMS- WE NEED THE AFORMENTIONED PAINT FORMULATED FOR ALL OF US BUBBLE MAKERS".

You did good!!!!!!

Dont mind me I'm having a Folgers moment.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 10:45AM
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Marlene Kindred

I LOVE YOUR BUBBLES AND TUB!!! What a great job!! It looks so wonderful...and I love the plants in the tub too! Wow...what a comeback!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 11:35AM
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calicocat1967

Love....love....love it !!! Very creative. Looks so real :-)

Kim

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 11:57AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

That is the cutest!! Did you prime them before you painted them? TFS!! Love it!!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 12:29PM
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cindee11461(z9CA)

O.K. now this is the cutest idea I have seen!!! I love the color of your tub and those bb's are a greattttttt idea!!!! What a great display!!! Thanks for sharing(-: 19 you say??? wow lets see...I have a about 10.....(-: I have the tub too.....(-:

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 12:41PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Those are amazing. They would make good giant pearls too tho I'm not sure what to do with giant pearls, lol.
kathy

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 1:05PM
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katishooked(6)

I love it. What a perfect idea for the bb's. I like that you added the flowers too.Wonderful TFS

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 6:44PM
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jitterbug4756(zone 8)

OH MY STARS ...What a GREAT & terrific idea. Love the flowers tucked in w/ the bubbles. And look, the wine rack is close by so you can have some wine while you soak. So Cute.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 9:26PM
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luna_llena_feliz

What a cute idea! Remodeling must do great things for your imagination! Love the pretty white flowers amongst the "bubbles" too. Very fun idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 11:13PM
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susiesunshine

W O W ZZZZZZZZZERS ! ! ! ! x 19 ! ! !

That is grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat !!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the pics ! & Cool Idea !

A M A Z I N G the artistic abilities you see here
on the GJ !!!!

God Bless !
SusieSunshine....
I just wanna take a BUBBLE BATH NOW ! ! ! !teehee
in the house... of course...
not the yard...

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 11:31PM
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jeannespines

First (ridicious)thoughts: Singing OL!

Tiny bubbles (tiny bubbles)
In the wine (in the wine)
Make me happy (make me happy)
Make me feel fine (make me feel fine).

Oh, guess not, singing OL revised version:
"Giant bubbles (giant bubbles)...
in the tub (in the tub)"
Make me happy (make me happy)...
Rub-a-dub-dub (rub-a-dub-dub)!!!

Great idea! Lots of work! Lots of back-breaking work! Great backyard GJ art!!!...shysue!Jeanne S. :-0

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 12:12AM
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sunnyca_gw

Placing those balls must have been rough on the fingers!! My son lived in house where he had that color(bright Royal Blue) old claw tub & they had the cutest bathroom with it. He painted the feet gold too!! I like this use & don't have to clean it too often!! Adorable, are the flowers candytuft or alyssum? Bet it looks wonderful on a moonlight night also!! Jan

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 2:34AM
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Purplemoon

WOW...now that is something to behold. I've saved the photo to add to our Misc inspiration album.
Collecting and painting 19 bowling balls was pretty darn ambitious of you. And certainly rewarding from the looks of the result. Way to go!!
I love that old tub, and new paint job on it.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 4:30AM
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tennesseetrash(7 east tenn)

What a cute idea! How fun! Good job, Sue! ~tenderlee

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 11:13AM
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luvs2click

Love it!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 3:03PM
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Barb11370(NE Ohio)

Wow...all you need is a giant rubber duck. Very cute!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 4:18PM
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TwoMonths(So Calif)

That is super....giant rubber duck???? How about one of the yellow flamingos, lol.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 6:33PM
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fgirl21(z6 - MA)

oh nooooooooooooooooooooo
Bubbles in the tub?!?!?!?!?!
I think that might put the hubster over the edge!!!

But how absolutely adorable - and then I wouldn't have to worry about planting "as many" annuals in it.

Oh the possibilities!!!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 10:52PM
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bigmama4ever

tooo coooool!!!!!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 3:14AM
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cait1

Wherdja go Shysue?

That is GREAT!!! Did you fill the tub with soil first so you had something to plant the allysum in?

Definitely inspirational!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 4:57AM
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shysue(TN)

Thanks all of you for your kind words. It makes me think it was worth it. WHEW! Yes, the flowers are allysum. I thought they looked like tiny bubbles. LOL I had the tub already filled with dirt from last year. Even with the dirt, I still had to use 19 balls and it could probably really use a couple more. I got the BBs from yard sales, thrift stores, and from a bowling alley where I hounded the poor manager for old balls until he finally gave me enough to finish it. This is what the tub looked like in previous years. I got tired of trying to fill it up with flowers.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2009 at 6:09AM
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janniegrannie

Lands a goshen....that's the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. I just love you guys...you're so creative.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 10:03PM
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grandmathyme

Wow! Great bubbles...but I like it when you had it filled with plants, too!

I just came upon a clawfoot tub and am drooling over just the thought of owning it. It's in fairly good shape...will need a paint job and costs $100...how does that compare to prices in your area???

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 1:02AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

LOVE it!!! GREAT Job!!! Folgers moment...lol! Anybody else get a quick flashback...Dean Martin...singing Tiny Bubbles!?!lol!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 9:25AM
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aka_strawberrygoat(PNW-8)

dang and I passed up a claw foot tub, cuz it was too heavy for inside the bathroom.
I wasn't thinking in terms of out in the yard!

fabulous...I'd thought of regular tubs for plants but nixed it, cuz they're too plain but this is top drawer cool!

it's also worthy of a "set as background" on the computer screen.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 11:32AM
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the-light-lady(Michigan 4)

Add a little romance by adding solar lights around it to look like candle light. There isn't anything more relaxing than a bubble bath by candle light!!!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 10:48PM
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jlily(Z6)

What an adorable idea!! This place has the most talented people~~the ideas just keep coming. Your tub was great with just the floowers, too. Thank you for sharing. JLily

    Bookmark   May 28, 2010 at 10:01AM
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tbledsaw(5)

Oh my goodness! As soon as I saw the pic I told my husband, "Wow! This person is a real go-getter!!!". I love it!!!!
I'm completely amazed the tub feet aren't sinking into the ground. The weight of the tub alone seems like it would sink them, but add 19 bowling balls and WOW LOL :o)
Love it!!! Great job!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 12:39AM
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shysue(TN)

Thanks everybody! I haven't been over here in a long time. I just thought I would pop in and see what all I've missed, and saw that this bubbles post was back up. Thanks for the compliments and suggestions. I am always looking for ideas to improve things. I like the idea of adding smaller balls for a more realistic look. I keep expecting the tub to sink into the ground all the way to China with all the weight that is in it. If anyone does get a tub, please post a picture of what you do with it.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 6:14PM
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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

OK, my jaw LITERALLY dropped!! That is stunning. LOVE IT!!

And DANG, look at the cute yellow ball in the lower left with the daisies made from metal pull tabs (is that the right word?) and half-round marbles. TOO CUTE!!
-Sprout

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 11:19PM
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crazyone

what a huge dose of whimsy in the garden.. so cute!!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 12:02AM
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