I’ve had this concrete birdbath for a number of years now. My friend inherited it with the house she bought and was going to put it on the curb. Of course I intervened and saved it from the dump. The bland grey color has bothered me for sometime now. So when I was in Lowe’s the other day looking for spray paint for another project I was happy to come across a solution. The product I used is called Rustoleum Concrete Spray in Limestone. I would of loved the Earth Brown shade, but it was out of stock. It still looks better than it did though. Anyhow I can always try staining it again with the brown tone later. 🙂
note: after placing it in the garden it looks so much better next to the plants. plus it compliments the shed too. 🙂
Some other garden accessories that were rescued from the curb or recycled are:
- garden bench that is given a coat of my signature red spray paint every year. My grandma found this on a curb and brought it to me. She knows I love using found objects in the garden.
- washtub planter that is also given a coat of the same red spray paint. It was given to us 22 years ago by a friend who was going to put it on the curb as well. It has been a planter in all my residences.
- swing frame that was rescued from the curb with the birdbath and is painted brown. The wooden swing was found at Lowe’s and has my signature red color added to it too.
- brick edging for fire pit these were formerly in a small planting bed in my front yard. I kept them for sometime since I knew they could be repurposed elsewhere in the garden.
- tv antenna turned trellis this was a section of an old tv antenna that was attached to my house when we purchased it 14 years ago. I wish now we had kept the entire thing.