A Repair job....

Calamity_JJuly 9, 2009

Well, not much, but I decided to repair my Lil Shop O Horrors as it got battered in the wintertime, it has a new stand and new spikes...I added some glass globs and copper bbs too.(Was taken on an overcast day so not too blingy!)

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charmo

I just love this! How did you do those leaves, it looks wonderful!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2009 at 3:13PM
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Calamity_J

Here is a pic of the wire mesh leaves...the old globe..and the terra cotta drain tile(used 2). I called it Lil Shop O Horrors...but I think I originally called it my Globe Thistle?...

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    Bookmark   July 9, 2009 at 6:26PM
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texasfern

Very cool!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2009 at 6:57PM
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nicethyme

really I think if I remember right it started out as THE BOOB FLOWER!!!!!! LOL

its looks great AGAIN. good for you for rehabing it- you got real inner terrier

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 11:20AM
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Calamity_J

Heh heh!!! That's right...NT!!! I am finally creating stuff again!!! YEEHAWWWW!!!! I have posted stuff I'm doing on the Garden Junk side/forum, and will be posting my mosaics as I get to them here....I had to actually clean up my Art room the yesterday to get my Humpty coated, and was drooling over all my stained glass...heh heh! Like Golum!!!! My Precious!!!! And so I ran across my poor neglected Yoda too, so he's on the agenda too!ha! It's so good to have my Creativity back again!!! As usual I have a few things on the go at once to!!!heh heh! I even have an idea percolating about that throne chair....The pic has a plate, but it really is gonna be an ashtray...and the danglies are gonna be gog!!! And Yoda is gonna have a cowl? I think it's called...

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 12:49PM
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Calamity_J

I'm boldly going where Jane has not gone before!!! Well, I always end up doing my MAD experimenting!lol! So. 1st I put pop around the wire mesh to make a base for the mortar to paste to, then mortared with a paintbrush...couldn't wait till that dried and threw on the clothes! Filled him with towels and such then used plastic bags too...what a hodgepodge! But I'm gonna slurry coat this leg and body and see how that goes. This may take a while...good thing I have a lot of other projects on the go!heh heh! PLUS the cement slab I poured for the brick wall, may have to be enlarged as Humpty is getting bigger than I had originally thought!I'm thinking that I coulda done him faster...maybe, with just doing the riana method!
(Poor Humpty...he has a girdle of drywall tape!!Lol)

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    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 11:27AM
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mermaidmosaics

YEA!! That is really cool. I so love it. and Humpty.. he is gonna be a hoot!! Don't you feel great to be creating again?? Cant' wait to see your projects come alive.!! I remember Yoda, I had forgotten about him..

You go girl!! Gotta keep up with those Texas gals!!!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 6:53PM
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texaswild

Late getting to this thread. CALAM - you're on a roll for sure. Glad you're back to creating. When I first looked at your throne chair, I didn't understand it, but a light bulb went off yesterday. Of COURSE - it's a PV inspired piece????? Remember Sam's throne chair out of metal she had in the dining room? Oh, how I loved that chair. I think that's one of the pieces she lost in the scuffle. W/you make it by the Riana technique? Now you got me all excited. "No, SLOW, you w/NOT make a throne chair". So I'll have to watch yours. You gonna do that next, right?????

    Bookmark   July 13, 2009 at 8:50AM
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Calamity_J

The Throne Chair will be a Cait inspired pc, with wire mesh covering styrofoam, but yes, I have always loved that chair at Hacienda Mosaico, and so it needs to have danglies too, which remind me of that wall shelf with the rock danglies!!! but my danglies will be pcs of glass gog'd, attached by wire. I'll probably be workin on Humpty and the throne at the same time as they are both such big projects and so as one is drying...I'll work on the other one! Plus putting a pond in my yard at the same time!!lol! I have a poor lovely water lily that has bloomed 5x/with more to come, that is living in a rubbermaid tote, as I don't have my pond made up yet. I have finally given up on waiting for D?H to help me and am doing the pond myself. And the thing is...I CAN do it!!! Here I thought I was helpless or somethin'...well, Hear Me ROAR!!!lol! The chair has been a percolating idea for so long so I am glad to have a "concrete"(pun intended)idea to get going on!!! BTW, I have pretty well Everything to do all these projects...just not enough hrs and Jane power in a day!!!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2009 at 11:42AM
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daisyme

Well, aren't you having FUN???!!! Those projects are each great, unique and remind me of your wonderful personality. The leaves on your Shop of Horrors are similar to Slow's on her wall project and I love, love, love them. I'm gonna get myself some wire mesh one of these days and play around with this method. Where do you get the mesh? There must be a particular type or grade that works best on these Riana-inspired projects?

It's so fun to see your creativity again! I'll have to check Garden Junk, as Cindy tells me you've been installing tires to hold back your hill and planting hundreds of plants. Go, Jane!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 4:50PM
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Calamity_J

Here is Humpty and Yoda a bit further along...Yoda is looking a bit pharoh-ish right now but that is supposed to be a hood on his cape? Not done yet so stay tuned on that! I am doing a mad experiment where I am adding grinder dust to the mortar mix, ...thinkin' glass is made of sand right??? Well, we shall see...just wanted to try it and since this is a mad experiment from the get go...him and Humpty...What fun tho!( I keep drawing Humpty's face back on...just cuz?!!!ha!)

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    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 9:36PM
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texaswild

Oh, you're so funny, girlie. Yoda DOES look Egyptian. I didn't know you were actually mortaring the clothing. How about THAT? Is it working? I remember waaaay back when I was on the MSNBC Garden Junk forum, they did that, and I had forgotten about it. Don't remember their technique. The actually made garden cushions of decorative pillows/cushions.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 9:55PM
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Calamity_J

Ya, never done it this way but Cindy/Klinger told me about it and so I've been using a paintbrush, and mortaring it on, using drywall tape too. Now the funny thing is, I didn't know drywall tape had a sticky side, I thought is was just paper, but this stuff I am using is a mesh and is sticky, I bought it at a ts so that's a bonus too! I'm off today to shop and play with Klinger!!!YEEHAWWWW!!!!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2009 at 11:31AM
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Calamity_J

Gettin' started on the throne chair, here is it's humble beginings, I had a "plan" but am goin' with the flow...so it will be what it will be...HAD to put that big ol' ashtray up there right away!!!heh heh! I glued it all together with a big ol tube of premium silicone, the kind used to adhere cultured rock to houses, it has a pc of backerboard on the back, so for it to set, I smooshed it against the railing, hope this works. I put a hammer on it to try and give a size of what this is gonna be. I have ideas about the arm rests....

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    Bookmark   July 19, 2009 at 11:27AM
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cathyscache

All 3 projects are just too DANG cute!!!! You go girl!!! Look forward to seeing their progress!! Especially love that THRONE!!!!!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2009 at 1:19PM
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texaswild

OHGOODGRIEF, AND PRAISE THE LORD. I had no idea you planned something this size. Boy, could I use your expertise here - trying to make three niches and three water bowl spouts and get them somewhere near the same size is proving impossible. You have carved that to precision, girlie. I LOVE this design - quite different than your plan, but knowing you, it'll be amazing w/whatever design. Man, do I LOVE that plate at the top. Oh how I'm going to enjoy watching this one. Get busy and show us daily updates.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2009 at 2:10PM
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Calamity_J

That's an ashtray, Slow, 8"across!!! So far this chair is 4ftwidex6fttall, and it is really windy here as usual...and as usual, I didn't fit that into the equation!!! So I have started to mortar it, as the glue I was using, I ran out so tried a different glue, floor adhesive, that is eating big holes, like acid!!! Man, try to cut this stuff, it's harder than carvin' a pumpkin!!! I left a bit of overhang on the bottom pc so I wouldn't have to cut it off, I had bought an electric carving knife to try and use with styrofoam, but can't find it!!! I'm gonna try to look some more tho, as I'd like to carve this baby to my original specs.

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    Bookmark   July 19, 2009 at 3:07PM
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cathyscache

Oh I can't wait til you start the mosaic process!!! Gonna be the coolest throne around!!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2009 at 10:40AM
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texaswild

Ahem - er uh, what's the status of this puppy, please???

    Bookmark   July 30, 2009 at 8:40AM
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texasfern

I second that.
This is going to be great!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2009 at 9:31AM
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artglass

Well, I must have started reading this thread because I remember the early pics of Humpty. Guess I was interrupted and never came back because the "throne" I didn't see. Great fun! Will now be watching for updates. Humpty has also taken a turn I didn't expect with the cloth being covered with a motar layer. Very interested in how this turns out.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2009 at 10:46AM
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nanatricia

Cl you can take a piece of wire and heat it up and cut that foam .Looking good I want to do a bench .I hope some day .

    Bookmark   July 30, 2009 at 10:58PM
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Calamity_J

Thanks Nanatriia, I have seen the hot wire dohickeys for sale and never thought to make my own, just by heating up a wire!!! Since this is all a mad experiment anyways, I def wanna try your method!! I just had a Garden Junker Party today! What fun! We toured my creations, ate, and then went to a local Artist's Garden Tour/Gallery and checked out all the Eye Candy there!!! So now I'm gonna haul this throne inside and get going on it!!!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 8:21PM
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mermaidmosaics

Calamity... what goes on the throne chair?? Impatient inquiring minds want to know. LOL. Can't wait to see what you do with this.

so.. are you saying the floor adhesive is eating into your foam?? What kind is it?? Yikes.. hope you can get this straightened out.

our craigs list has someone selling a hot knife from Dicks for $30, she says she paid 80.. guess it wouldn't pay for you to ship it from Florida?

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 10:43AM
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nicethyme

oh Jane, you are such a hoot.. wish i could come tour your place and hang out!

humpty is really cool

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 11:01AM
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cathyscache

Calam, How's that Throne coming along? Sure would like to see some more pics.....Please!!!! You know how we love those pics

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 12:04PM
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Calamity_J

I'll post pics soon! I have been out of town at a big yearly outdoor concert of Christian bands...what a Rockin' nite, Whoo!!! So today I hauled that throne inside and am working on it, just putting chicken wire on it, ran out of that so am using fiberglass tape, have just finished doing where I want to do, will have a bite to eat, and then get mortaring!!! Stay tuned! I haven't figured out how I'm gonna do the mosaicing pattern,,,gonna wing it!lol! But I am looking forward to using the toilet shards(Did you ever think you'd hear someone say that???lol)

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 9:04PM
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texaswild

Oh, goody - FINALLY, we're gonna see some progress. As I remember the toidy is green. I'm sooooooo anxious to see your mosaic design on this puppy. Oh, NTeeeee - what about that chair you mentioned?

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 9:03AM
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daisyme

Would sure love to see where you are with this. Post soon!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2009 at 10:57AM
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