I collected plastic pots of different shapes and sizes, cut the bottoms off, slit them up one side and taped the slit back together. filled them with concrete and then removed the pot by
removing the tape after they dried 24 hours. They are still a bit damp so you can do "wet carving" on them to make your forms more rounded or smoothe. I used rebar again as I had with the Polatems in my earlier post, or you could use conduit, and make them into lanterns. Be sure to put a hole in the middle of each piece so you can fit them over the rebar/conduit. The circular pieces I made by just rolling in my hands...other pieces can also be made such as a finial for the top, which I have yet to make and put on the top.
We carefully removed the 100 year old siding from the walls we tore down and used them to side the new wall we put up. Our garage was always too small for a car, so now it's a better shed with new sitting area.
Commented on Jun 16, 2012
A little ingenuity and I'm sure a lot of elbow grease and you have a lovely, airy seating
PATIO MAKEOVER! As a renter sometimes you are limited to what you can do to make your place feel like your own. Sometimes all you need to do is just ask your landlord. That's what we did with our patio makeover. He was fine with it and trusted our judgement. Heck, we added value to the place! We wanted to do it in an affordable way, so we used pavers and gravel. We are so pleased with the results! for more details you can visit my blog www.jennifersmentionables.wordpress.com