This is a progress report on my upcycle project. Originally I had hoped to complete a barn door out of old pallets. As I feared, it is a much more involved process than this project or time allows, so I have moved on to my alternate plan of making glass yard art out of old dishes.
I found all of the glass I needed at Goodwill and will use clear kitchen & bath adhesive sealant and/or epoxy to glue each of the pieces together.
The stem was also found at Goodwill and was originally a candleholder. I will be cutting the candle part off of the top so that I can attach the plates. I also have some old silverware that I hope to bend into leaves and attach. I’m not sure if it will look quite right though so we will wait and see on that one.
This project has inspired me to look for ways to repurpose things that have been cast aside, yet still have potential. While searching for glass to use on the yard art I came across this old wash basin and pitcher – yep, once again at Goodwill. I am planning to turn it into a birdbath or fountain. There are so many fun projects and so little time. . . .