Sunday, July 12, 2015

Painted birdbath

We picked up a concrete birdbath last summer at an estate sale and I have been constantly trying to keep it clean.  It developed some kind of rust on the bottom and I have scrubbed with baking soda and every kind of natural cleaner I had, avoiding bleach because (1) I hate bleach and try not to use it and (2) I didn't want to hurt the birds who bathe in there.  Larry had this great idea to paint it!  With concrete paint!  So I did today!

I started with painting the bowl a real pretty blue.  You can see how ugly that rust was in this picture.  Yuck.  I wouldn't want to take a bath in that.

Then I painted a yellow center and accent marks on the petals.  We're making a flower!

Yay!!  A clean and pretty birdbath!

1 comment:

  1. That is beautiful! Great idea. You can clean them with sand and it will take some of the rust off.