Thank you Slow for the inspiration... this is a WIP as it needs to be grouted. Just did it tonight.
Try this link.
Here is a link that might be useful:
Love the blue with the colored tile in center, that's my favorite side!! I just got some stained glass at a ys, almost unheard of but talked to the people today
& they are moving to N.Y. city as have relatives there. So with my new tiles will give a pot or something a new look, I've never done it. Just lurk as I love what all the folks do here!! Lots of talent!! Jan
Your column looks great. The dark blue tile is beautiful. I'm working on garden tables using the same colors.
That's really nice, I love those cobalt blue tiles,
that really looks great!! so what kind of glue do you use to keep the tiles on with? i have 10 of those blocks in my yard. so now i know what i can do with them now...hehehheh
Ny, I am using Acrylic Pro ceramic tile adhesive, but that is only because I already had it, as soon as this bucket is gone I won't get it again.... I wanted to use thinset. I buy it in the bucket already mixed and it goes on like butter.
Thanks for kudo's...it's really fun to do these...
Here are the colums finished. I just loved making them and am ready to make more.
Their beautiful!! I have some of the same blue tiles and just used them on a mirror..got them on ebay...love em....can't wait to use some of them their such a great color!!! Nice plant stands.Thanks for sharing..Cathy
LOVE the grout color with these!!! Good Job!!!!
thanks for all the nice comments... these are just so fun!!
emtnest, may I ask a dumb question. What do you use for your columns that you tile? are they concret blocks, or pipes or ????? They are just awesome and I would love to make some.. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Not a dumb question at all...I didn't know until I asked as well. They are cinderblocks.You know the kind with two holes in them. The ones in last pic are stacked, but not cemented yet. I will have to cement them together after they are grouted because I won't be able to lift them. Quite heavy. I am using thinset in the tub. Get it in the tile section at HD. Slowmedown is the one where I first saw these and I asked her all the same questions...
Hey, Texas girlie! Those are FABULOUS. I may have inspired you but you surely took it to another level. WOW. You and FLAG do similar work. Congratulations. Doncha just LOVE those blocks? They're so cheap, and easy to work with, and really do jazz up the yard. BEAUTIFUL work.
Emtnest, Thanks so much I kind of thought that is what you used, but wanted to make sure.. Son has pretty many of those as we are using them to block in an area under our house that was open.. I am going to make some for my bowling gazing balls, son is afraid they may fall off the iron columns I have them on in the garden.. he is afraid they will fall and hit our big German Shepard dog.. oh my I would be in big trouble if that happened.. that dog rules the yard, house and family.. but he is just a great dog.. and we all love him and I surely would not want him to get hurt. with these columns I could glue the balls on the top.. Thanks again..
Thank you all for such encouragement! Slow, I'm a California girlie...but that's ok...and Huggy if you use your stand for a BB, be sure to drill a hole and use rebar. Just cement the rebar into the thumb hole of the ball, then cement that into the hole in top, that way the ball won't have a chance of falling off...I had the same idea too... think it would look great!
Thanks emtnest for the tip on the rebar and cement in the hole I sure do not want that bowling ball to fall off.. I would have to run away from home.. Funny story about the dog, is ,,, Son sent me and grandson out to buy a ceiling fan.. and we came home with a puppy.. I do not think son was too happy.. but as the puppy grew son became very attached to him.. and when the dog chases his tail.. my son.. always says.. Mom that is the best ceiling fan you ever bought.. look at it go.. LOL
Thanks again for sharing..
Sorry about the state, EMTY - I get you and TX Fern mixed up. These make me want to work on the ones I have waiting in line. Beautiful work.