I think this was the weekend for birdbaths! I started this project a year ago and have just finished it today.
I've had two of these columns forever. I bought them years ago to use as planters, which never worked out too well. Since then, they've been sitting around empty until I got the idea to use them as bases for birdbaths.
Because of the aged look of the columns, I used porcelain tiles in the hope of matching the feel. I think it worked out really well for this birdbath, but I'm not sure how I like the tiles in general. Once I grouted them, they turned cloudy on me and all the cleaning and polishing in the world isn't doing a thing to brighten them back up. Has anyone worked with these types of tiles before? I'm wondering if I did something wrong?
In any event, I'm happy with the way this project turned out.
That's two projects completed in one month. I think I can say I'm officially on a mosaic roll! LOL
If you are interested in seeing how I made the top, I've got the whole project on my blog, linked below.
Here is a link that might be useful: Bird Bath Project