I picked this little stool up at a thrift store for 2.95.
It is very heavy and well made.
I thought it would make a cute garden mosaic stool so I painted the bottom and sides.
I found these garden plates at a thrift store too. I broke the plates and played around with different patterns and then glued the tiles in place. Then I moved the stool outside to finish it.
Who is that I spy on top of the outside stairs?
The Garden Guard.
She likes to find the highest point so she can gaze out over the gardens watching for intruders.
The intruders are usually of the furry type.
She can go from this to the speed of light in a second. And BTW, you really don't want to be in her way when that happens.
Here is the stool right before grouting.
I learned a good lesson making this stool. Try to avoid working with new dishes. They are microwave and dishwasher safe so they are much thicker than dishes made long ago. And they sure are hard to break. UGH! What a task. I really had to push myself to finish this. I hated the whole project.
Mixing the grout can be tricky.
It has to be just the right consistency.
Using a glove, you work the grout in to all the spaces between the tiles.
It is a big mess.
Then you start wiping and wiping and wiping some more to remove the excess grout.
After the grout sets which should be about 72 hours, it is time to seal it.
This plate has shows a shovel and garden boots. Click for a better view.
This one has a bird seed container and a bee hive.
Time to start a new project with old dishes!
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