She glues dollar store gems to a lampshade. What she makes for her garden? BEAUTIFUL!

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I took some old junk and look how awesome a little imagination turned it into a beautiful multipurpose piece.double duty plant stand bird bath from repurposed junk, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling, Materials used
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I had some junk pieces laying aroung in my garage and I got a brilliant idea. I had some top post pieces from my old 4 poster bed, an old wooden plate I picked up from a thrift store some years ago, and an old outdoor utility light shade.
I began by spraying the shade with dollar store grey weatherproof primer paint.
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Next I decided to use up some old dollar store marble gems to make a mosaic on the lamp shade. I decided to use clear silicone sealant to glue the gems on. I began by just laying out a pattern filling in as I go.
  • double duty plant stand bird bath from repurposed junk, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling
Laying out a flower pattern first
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Filling in like a puzzle.
  • double duty plant stand bird bath from repurposed junk, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling
Here is the finished result of that step.
  • double duty plant stand bird bath from repurposed junk, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling
I then painted the post and wooden plate with the grey primer, then lightly brushed a exterior flat white paint to get a distressed look once the primer dried.
  • double duty plant stand bird bath from repurposed junk, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling
Here’s the plate.
  • double duty plant stand bird bath from repurposed junk, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling
I then glued and screwed the two post together, screwed the plate onto one end and gave the whole peice a coat of weatherproof matte clear coat.
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