Friday, July 25, 2014

From junk glass to a beautiful birdbath

Just a quick post to show what you can do in about just minute of your time.  All you need is a few vases or glasses and plates or bowls.  The size will be determined by your choice of glassware.  My finished piece is about 27 inches tall.

For my birdbath I chose two vases.  A ruby glass vase and a very unusual light green mercury glass vase these were attached to a clear pressed glass luncheon plate for my base and I uses a cobalt blue glass charger as my birdbaths bowl.  When you choose your pieces make sure the surfaces are flat and will fit together the way you are envisioning it.  For my glue I used  clear GE Premium Waterproof Silicone for kitchens,bath & plumbing


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Just 6  steps
   1.  Clean your glass pieces,  wipe the areas you are going to be gluing together with alcohol.  That will remove any oily residue so that your glue will adhere better.
   2.  Put a bead of glue around the rim of your bottom vase and place it on your luncheon plate in the desired position.  I chose to use the back of my plate to attach my vase.  It gave me a more stable base
that way.  Allow these pieces to set up before going to the next step.
   3.  Apply glue to the base of your second vase and place it on the base of the first vase that you have attached to your luncheon plate.  Allow to set before going on.
   4.  Place your piece that you will be using as your top piece upside down on the work surface.  This is so you can attach the base.
   5.  Apply a bead of glue around the rim of your base section.  Carefully take your tower and turn it upside down onto the back of the piece you chose as your top.  Leave it like this till it is completely dry.
   6.  Turn your piece over and enjoy it!!!

                                                     

Monday, March 31, 2014

Please give the source propper credit.

I am ready to start blogging but I may have a problem when I see pinterest given as a source for a post I created or anyone else for that matter. As I visited a page that I had liked previously on FB to find the source for a photograph they had posted I found they had credited Pinterest. So I commented to them (after taking less than 5 minutes to track the original source) .... Pinterest is not a source for this pin. They are simply a sharing site.The source for this subway dresser is Sea Rose Cottage's Blog and it has a diy with it. The link was broken and the blogger had not watermarked the photograph. Guess what? I can no longer comment on that site. Not happy about that but I am sure if their items were not given proper credit they wouldn't like it very much. Let this be a lesson don't forget to watermark all of your work. We all work too hard not to be given proper credit.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Goodby Google Reader

Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Have you moved the blogs you follow to a new reader? It is a very simple process with Bloglovin. Just go to bloglovin.com and follow the directions to join. After you join you can import all the blogs you follow just by following the directions there. So simple and you will be ready to read your favorite blogs.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

American Girl Giveaway

Do you have a little girl in your life that would like McKenna the newest American Girl Doll? Well I have two wonderful granddaughters that have a playroom full and would love to add McKenna to their collection. The oldest one takes gymnastics and the younger one will be starting in the fall so they would love to add her and all of her accessories. to enter go to: http://www.frugalfreebiesanddeals.com/2012/07/mckenna-american-girl-doll-of-the-yhttp://store.americangirl.com/images/W0720_main_2.jpgear-giveaway.html

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I just want to let my blogger friends know about a great give away over at The Real Thing with the Coake Family. Enter for you chance to win.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter for your chance to win a Nikon DSLR

I just want to share a chance with you to win a wonderful Nikon D3100.  Go to http://realcoake.blogspot.com/    to enter for your chance to win.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Head on over to Midwestern girl and enter to win Amy Anderson's new book Mod Podge Rocks.  Also a ton of great items from Plaid.