Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bird Bath Continued

I hope this worked. I won't know until it sets up and I can unmold it. Rather than purchase an actual bird bath mold, or use something like a terra cotta saucer (wouldn't that have been easy!), I chose to fashion my own bird bath by using these two saucers:




It was a way bigger pain in the butt than I thought it would be.  It will be worth it if I unmold it and find a beautiful bird bath saucer inside.

And note to self: A 60lb bag of mortar makes a CRAPLOAD. I ended up with a bird bath top, 4 stepping stones and a mushroom cap. Oh, and still in the workshop is the second bag of mortar I'd bought thinking I might run out just making the bird bath top. I don't know what I was thinking. Even if I'd needed the second bag, what the hell would I have done with a 120lb bird bath??

3 comments:

  1. I'm anxious to see the finished product. Should be interesting.

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  2. Well, I had to make a new bird bath mold today. I tried to unmold this first one too early and it started cracking apart. Grrrr! The second one got additional wire reinforcement and won't get touched for a week!

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  3. Looking good.

    Happy Gardening,
    -Kristina K.
    Urban Farm Wife

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