you always have some left over.
So when we poured a small 3' x 10' pad/walk at the back door of our new addition to our workshop ... we did have extra concrete and I was prepared to make some concrete yard art.
I had ready ... a large glass globe that had been a swag lamp ... it had been in the yard for years and had lost most of its color ... two other small round globes ... an oleo tub ... a plastic peanut butter jar and a plastic pumpkin.
Here is what I made ...
A cement ball that is so heavy, we could not pick it up ... had to roll it to where we wanted it. It is bigger than a basketball.
Hope it will age and grow moss..........
Then ... a pumpkin ... the oleo tub using the peanut butter jar to make an indention for a candle or a plant and 3/4 into one of the small glass globes ... then we were out of left-over concrete mix.
Love how they all turned out.
(These are not fully cured, so still look a little "wet" in spots)
I added some sphagnum moss and perlite to the Quick-Crete mix as Shayna at Woodgrain Cottage did HERE.
I think my mix was too thin and did not come out with the aged, cracked look as Shayna got in hers or Bliss at Bliss Ranch.
Next time, I will know ... needs to be more of a dry, clumpy texture.
Anyway ... I am pleased with how they turned out.
I added a stem that I picked up from the yard; rusty, curled metal wire; faux leaves; grapevine and moss to the pumpkin.
The 3/4 ball can be used in several different ways ...
Can put a candle or a plant in the 'oleo tub' pot.
Stacking these two pieces makes an awesome riser ...
Here are these pieces in my dug-out wooden trough ...
can be seen HERE.
You know why I
needed wanted this pad or walk ???
I needed a place to put my
We bought this table ($15.00) from a neighbor who was moving ...
they called it their 'fish-cleaning' table ... actually, they were professional artists and I think they cleaned their paint brushes here. We repaired/removed rotted wood and painted it gray.
Anyway it has yellow cast-iron double sinks with very little counter space and weighs a ton. I plan to use it as a table for photo shoots and maybe also a potting table. The faucet is non-working and removable when I want to lay a board on it for a table.
The picket fence/gate to the left is made for recycled boards that were in my pile of saved wood.
The white crank that you see in front of the picket fence/gate is for a six foot retractable awning for those sunny hot days.
LOVE it ...
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hope you enjoyed my latest project ... many more to come.
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