I had a regular patio table similar to the one below but unfortunately, a rush of wind came along early this year and the umbrella happened to be open and brought the table over with it, breaking the glass within the table!
Instead of throwing out the frame, I decided to have my Dad cut out some wood a bit bigger than the top so I could make a mosaic with broken glass. Don't do what I did - choose broken ceramic tiles instead! I couldn't find any broken tiles, so I bought broken glass from Hobby Lobby and Mom bought the grout somewhere else. Knowing that the uneven glass could cut, I decided to put some resin on top, but that didn't help. What ultimately helped was a power sander I borrowed from a neighbor!
|Large planter with gravel & PVC pipe to hold the umbrella.|
Now, it doesn't look very polished like a table you would find in a store, but it serves its purpose and adds more color to the back yard. However, I think I'll leave this kind of upcycling to a local artist whose works of art already decorate my back yard.
|"God has a low branch for the bird that cannot fly."|
|"Feed Me....Will Chirp for Food"|
For those who live in or near Jackson, Mississippi, the talented upcycler who made my bird feeder is Mary Williams. You may contact her at 601-214-4702.