Broken Lamp Bird Bath


How to make a pretty bird bath with an outdated / broken lamp!
Make sure you check out my full tutorial here for each and every step!
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After acquiring your old lamp, simply remove the electrical components- you likely won't need anything more than a screwdriver to do this.
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I liked this lamp because it has that nice, wide, top base. BUT I needed to remove the "nipple" (that tall pipe through the middle).
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After that was cut off, I painted and waterproofed the lamp base.
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After everything dried, it was time to attach the actual "bath" part! When I had thrifted my lamp, I had also found this pretty glass seashell-shaped platter. Nice and shallow for the birds!
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I carefully sealed the platter to my lamp base and then voila- my birdbath!
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After everything had set and cured, I placed it in our yard and added a little water.
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Make sure you check out my full tutorial here for each and every step AND the specific materials I used!
Sadie Seasongoods

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  • Jean Burriola
    on Aug 8, 2018

    Yes, I would like to try it! Would like to find a shell platter like that also. Ant ideas where? Is SO BEAUTIFUL!

    • Sadie Seasongoods
      on Aug 9, 2018

      I would try thrift stores- they're usually overloaded with glass plates and platters. That's where I found mind!

  • Jean Burriola
    on Aug 8, 2018

    Any Ideas where we could find shell trays like that ,to do the same? Love It!

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  • Sarah
    on Apr 30, 2016

    Nice!!!!!

  • Joy
    on Jul 18, 2016

    Oh, if only I could find one of those pretty seashell bowls....very pretty!

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