Birdhouses, Plate Flowers, Totems-Back Yard

dollydee(7-MS)July 30, 2010

On to the back yard.....

My metal vase I found at a GS last weekend for $1

I would love to paint these teacup planters, can I sand the gloss off and paint them?????

I fell in love with this sun, but the face was broken and glued back, any ideas on how to make it look better??

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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Wow, you really have a lot of great stuff. Love those leaves on the plate flowers.

There are paints for terracotta at the craft store, I would try those on the sun. Use a speckled or brushed faux finish with a two or three colors to make the breaks look like part of the piece.

There are paints for glass that you could try on the teacups. I've attached a link about using them on tile and it sounds like it would work on the teacups but I've not tried them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Using glass paint

    Bookmark   July 30, 2010 at 1:55PM
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Marlene Kindred

Wow! What a display of garden bling you have Dolly! So many wonderful things to look at and drool over. Love the planters, the birdhouses and your metal trellises. Your totems are great and I actually stole your Lady Liberty for my "to make" file! Your giant hosta is beautiful too and all of your other plants.

About your question about the teacup feeders...yes, you can sand them, then prime and paint them. The sun is wonderful and I think you could just paint over his face with craft paint, then put a spray finish of poly over it.

Thanks for sharing your yard with us! And all of your garden goodies!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2010 at 3:45PM
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Yep, the backyard looks as pretty as the front. You have lots and lots of great garden junk and your flower beds are nice and neat, great yard.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2010 at 5:52PM
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I like everything!!!! Great job...hard work as we all know!!!


    Bookmark   July 30, 2010 at 6:45PM
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some really great treasures you have! I love your groupings!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2010 at 8:09PM
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I love your giant flowers that look like there made out of plates.Are those plastic or glass plates and how did you assemble them??? also the totem made out of clear glass items what kind of glue did you use on them ..
I think you whole place looks so awsome.. thanks for sharing it with us !

    Bookmark   February 28, 2011 at 12:21AM
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Thanks Deanna for booting this post back up. I missed it the first time around. Dollydee sure does have some wonderful stuff!

    Bookmark   February 28, 2011 at 11:15PM
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Deanna... I used the info in the link below when I started learning how to make the plate flowers. They are glass, as are the stacked totems.

Luna...thanks! I need to get busy, I've got so much stashed I really need to be working on more of them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Plate Flower Info

    Bookmark   February 28, 2011 at 11:44PM
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