This is a standard glass gazing ball that can be purchased at many home centers that we mounted on an old log and installed colored lights inside the glass ball. We drilled a hole up
through the center of the log and fished an extension cord from the bottom to the top and into the glass ball after inserting colored LED lights. Then we mounted the log on a concrete base and secured it in place. I broke my original beloved gazing ball this morning trying to get pics so that is the reason for the change on the color of the glass ball.
This project involved removing an existing deck and building a larger deck that included a large screened porch. The roof design was critical to avoiding blocking any light into the upper
rooms of the house or darkening any of the first floor spaces. A small outdoor kitchen area was incorporated into the deck design. Due to the West-facing orientation, we chose materials that will hold up better and require less maintenance. The height and extension of the structure over the driveway also was a key variable in the project design.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
I am redoing my landscape into a more modern contemporary look - using grey, silver, blues. However, I have about 3000 red bricks. Instead of the cost and effort of replacing them, I'd
like to find an effective way to change the color and still look natural (no paint). Can I stain them? Making them pink would be worse, so acceptable colors are the concrete color (i.e. sidewalk), brown, tan or grey. Or would it be better to apply a thin layer of concrete? How does concrete stick to brick? Thanks for your help!!
Commented on Sep 01, 2012
Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.