Recycled Birdbath Pedestal
|Repurposed lamp base|
display. Funky yard decor.
What do you do with a rescued concrete birdbath pedestal? Birdbath pedestals are a common curbside find in Chicago because many birdbath bowls do not survive the brutal Chicago winters. So, I kept the pedestal, in its original unpainted concrete condition, for a few months, until this repurposing idea came to me.
|Funky mosaic pedestal|
|Boho yard art|
Next, I glued on surplus glass beads in the recessed portions and added green shards from an old, broken plate. I filled in the gaps between the glass beads and glass shards with natural colored grout.
Next, I added colored green grout to fill in gaps between glass beads toward the bottom of the pedestal. I love the end result!
I placed a repurposed angel on top of the pedestal. The angel was previously a vintage brass lamp base that I picked up at a yard sale. I spruced up the dark brass cherub with bright white paint.
The colorful pedestal and angel have been in my yard (year-round) for six years and have survived the harsh Chicago winters. The chippy paint patina and chipped concrete edges adds to the charm. Remember, this project can easily be redone with more subtle hues.