Update: Frogbath Countertop

foxroseflNovember 15, 2008

I'm making progress on the countertop. Have had a few 'what was I thinking'-moments but it's coming along. Discovered after cutting/grinding the background ('water') that the groutlines were going to be too tight. I'm used to fine lines with soldering, so had to adjust the cutting lines. Will have to do quite a bit of re-grinding to get the right width (I'm aiming for 1/8' max. I have posted some pix, I took them 'on the fly' just today, sorry about the quality but I think you can see where I am -- what's glass and what's still just paper. It's taking me longer than I thought, I spend a lot of time going through scrap, picking just the right shade. Try to be frugal you know. I'm one of those that cuts up a quare foot of glass just to get that one perfect coloration.... oh well - that's just wishful thinking now. Your comments/suggestions are appreciated. And thanks again to all you talented, likeminded people encouraging each of us. But I guess Bama is the well-deserved star of the group right now!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Frog Bath Countertop

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bamasusanna

This is gorgeous!!
I know what you mean on learning to cut smaller. I started out doing copperfoil work too! Now if I use a pattern, I'll go over the lines with a sharpie. I grind to the point that the sharpie is still visible around every piece. That's probably info you already know though.
BTW: I don't consider myself a star *blush*. I started out with this group a couple of years ago. I've learned a lot from these friendly folks..we are all equal in my eyes. ;-)

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 8:49PM
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katishooked

I admire what you are doing. It is going to be awesome when done. I'm still a novice to a lot of the tweeking that is done, so all I can say is way to go.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 10:44PM
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cindiloo

WOW! This is looking sooooo good! All your hard work will really pay off...this is going to be such a beautiful sink/counter!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 12:26AM
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terikat_mom

WOW! Holy Shmoly! Gorgeous! I can't wait to see it finished!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 2:55AM
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Calamity_J

LOVE your color choices!!! This is really amazing, all the detail, you have everyone(pond buddies!lol!) It is really looking good, rah rah..keep going!!!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2008 at 12:37PM
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texasfern

I am in awe! Fantastic work in the detail.
Keep those pictures coming!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 2:33PM
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meadel

Count me in awe too !! This is beautiful !

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 6:40AM
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lovemosaics

Oh my god! Woman this is just unreal! It's a stained glass
stretched over a countertop! too cool!! Your cuts are so perfect, just like in stained glass! you are going to be unreal in mosaics!! Wow! You are amazing! taking notes..too fun to watch! gotta try it!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 6:52AM
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texaswild

OHGOODGRIEF!!! Such perfection. This w/be an amazing piece of art. Take a deep bow.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 8:48AM
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mermaidmosaics

Oh wow, that is soooooo beautiful, I love it and you are doing a very fine job Keep those pix coming

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 7:01PM
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foxrosefl

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your encouragement!! I'm still working on it, unfortunately, life has been interfering with my fun!! UGH! -- Have bought thinset and grout, yeah! Am waiting for DH to finish base - but he has a looong honey-dooo list.... But I have only the two white pond lilies left to cut, will take more pix then. Meanwhile, my fertile mind is working on the next SEVERAL! projects... --- Slow, how is that quilt coming? Bet you have it done already... Any pix?

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 7:42PM
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silvamae

I can't wait to see updated pics! This is going to be a stunning accomplishment! (I know what you mean about ''life'' interfering). I will be watching for updates on this wonderful project!!

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 7:57PM
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bamasusanna

Anxious to see your counter finished!!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 10:59PM
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Calamity_J

Did I hear...more pics?!?! Oh Plz Oh plz...!!!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2008 at 9:06AM
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theeggshelllady

This countertop is incredible, a fine work of art. I can't wait to see more pictures.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2008 at 9:17AM
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klinger

What a detailed project, it is so beautiful. All those little pieces, you've got to have lot's of patience.Very nice
Cindy

    Bookmark   November 26, 2008 at 10:38AM
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SadieSadie

Wow. This is going to be amazingly beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished product!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2008 at 11:26PM
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