Have I posted this?

kelly_oh(OH z6)August 18, 2010

This is a pvc pipe I worked on this summer, I'm going to sink it into the ground up to the grout/tiles. I wasn't too happy with it at first, but its grown on me :) Next summer I'll probably put a hanging plant in it.

and a lamp base the BF trash picked for me - now that is love isn't it?? :)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Absolutely Beautiful!!!!!! So help me out.....did you glue (with what?) and then grout? I love the terra cotta color. The little butterflies adds so much to it. Can't wait to see what you do with the lamp, and a very good BF ya got there!!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 11:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kelly_oh(OH z6)

Thank you! I used the GE Silicone II, then grouted, yes. The butterflies were my youngest's idea :).

I can't decide if I want to paint the lamp or just clear coat it. I'm tempted to go blue with it, or maybe red, but that gold already has the aged look to it. hmmm...

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 12:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Marlene Kindred

Great job on the mosaic planter...I'm with crafty...love the terracotta coloring and the different glass globs. Can't wait to see what you do with the lamp base...cool shape!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 3:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sprout_wi(z4 WI)

I LOVE BOTH!! Great job on mosaic.

The lamp base already has the makings for a sparkler. I like the gold color, too - already 'aged-looking'. But your color ideas sound pretty nice, too.

Can't wait to see the final result.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 7:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I love your pipe! Lots of pretty colors and finishes and they all look great with the terracotta grout. I bet it will be stunning with a hanging plant on top.

I love your lamp base! I agree, I like it just the way it is. I think the gold will look very pretty in the garden.

My DH found an old mirror from over a dresser in the trash one day. The frame is gold that looks very similar to your lamp. I thought of painting it too but I think it will look even prettier as-is out in the garden.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 11:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think if I had done all that work on that pipe I would put it over about 3 pieces of rebar that are pounded in ground a long way. Don't want that getting tipped over! Lamp base is great color as is! Looks like it's been in garden long time already! Jan

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 1:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
concretenprimroses(4B NH)

I love your pvc pipe mosaic! Can't wait to see what you do with the lamp base.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 8:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kelly_oh(OH z6)

Thanks guys!
Sunny, that's a great idea, thanks! I was planning on sinking it down into the ground and maybe putting some rocks down in it, but your idea sounds a lot more stable!!
Sparkler for the lamp, hmmm? I can almost see that. I think I posted a ball earlier that I made with candy wrappers and crash glass, over top of a huge plastic Christmas ornament? I have been thinking about attaching that to the top of the lamp. The lamp hasn't yelled at me yet that this what it wants, so its still sitting there topless. :)
I am constantly amazed at how we can all look at a piece of something and each of us see a different end result for it. Its one of the reasons I just love this forum!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 9:07AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Flower Bed Bed Ideas
I was given two white plastic fence panels (similar...
xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska
Satellite dish
My first attempt at painting a discarded dish that...
Glass Totems at Longwood Garden
I was amazed to see several glass totem bird baths...
Re purposing A Window
Hi, I just got all new windows for my house, and don't...
gabby811 6 NJ
Looking for fellow aussies - I've got glass to get rid of!
Hi Folk I started on the exciting journey of glass...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™