I love mosaic garden art. For several years, I have wanted to mosaic an urn and use it for a fountain in a pond. I finally had an opportunity to fulfill this dream when the “Tin Can,” also known as our pond, was installed.
I drove out to Frazier’s Concrete. Looking through the huge selection of urns took some time, but finally I found the one that was just right for my project.
Gathering all the supplies. This is the FUN part. Of course a trip to Hobby Lobby to search for glass beads in all the best colors and shapes. Next, a visit to Lowe’s for additional supplies. There I purchased Mortar, plus an additive for freeze and thaw conditions, grout and sealer. Then the search is on for tile to smash. What Fun!
Set up a work space in a sheltered area. I used my garage. I did make a stretch of how I wanted it to look when finished, however once I started this project it developed a life all its’ own. This urn took me about two weeks to mosaic. I needed somewhere to actually do the work so I sourced a portable workbench from here.
My muscle man and I had to lift the urn into the pond. It looked beautiful. Happy Me! Unfortunately, the urn developed a bad case of “Pond Patina”. In the end you could no longer see the mosaics. What to do?
The little light bulb went on above my head. I’ll turn it into an outside table. Another trip to Hobby Lobby for the glass top and presto chango I have a table. Oh, but now that I have a table, it must have side chairs. Lowe’s came through with these adorable retro chairs in a coordinating color. Truly Happy Me!