I had so much fun putting my "Polatems" together. I collected beautiful pots and plates from Goodwill and garage sales. I dug a hole 12" deep intserted a piece of rebar, which can be purchased at a hardware store in any length of your choice. Fill the hole with concrete. Level the rebar to make it straight. Once the concrete dries..overnight is good, start putting the pots and plates onto the rebar in an artistic order, gluing them as you go..I used glass glue from the hardware
store, it comes in a caulking tube. Use a level to keep each pot or plate straight. You can add pieces in the middle such as a metal dish from an old firepit as a planter or even a terricotta planter. Just be creative. Top it off with a glass ball, a ceramic bird or whatever suits you fancy. There you have it ...Enjoy and watch the birds..even the Hummers like the colors.
My husband and I built and designed our backyard habitat, never ending work
Commented on Apr 29, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous! I love your potting shed, I love the way you have used statuary, I love
the colors............Guess I just love the whole thing! So nice when you have the room to do something like this. I didn't see it but I'll bet somewhere in there you have a clearing for a little bistro set. If not, you should....a place where you can go in the early morning and sip a cup of coffee and just enjoy......Would love to see inside the tent.
Since you guys appreciated the coffee table from an old door that my husband built for me, I thought you'd love to see what he can do with old windows, too! Over the years he has built
some seriously cool pieces of furniture and shadowboxes, too. The very first thing he made for me was the window shadowbox to hold my wedding bouquet and bridal portraits. It's one of my most prized possessions.
He used scrap lumber from his grandfather's porch swing to create the red shadowboxes. I painted the red table and distressed it to look old. We make a pretty good team! :)
He doesn't use any plans to build things, but another Hometalker asked for plans for his tables in the coffee table post, so here is a little tutorial I wrote on how he created the hinged window shadowbox table: http://unskinnyboppy.blogspot.com/2008/09/tu...
For those who asked what materials were trending. For 2012, designers and architects have been buzzing about these materials. Honorable mentions are also bronze and our engineered-concrete tops (Verdicrete)...Enjoy:
Commented on Mar 21, 2012
I have to admit, I went with Corian. About 35 years ago a friend of mine was remodeling her
kitchen at the same time an old school was being torn down. Her hubby was on the demo crew, who were allowed to use whatever would otherwise have been dumped (yeah, recycling even then). He brought home this beautiful oak flooring, refinished it and used it as her counters. He used some sort of epoxy-type finish on it and it was gorgeous! (He also scored the glass doorknobs that were already turning purple.)