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Friday, January 6, 2012

Stumped!

Okay I am stumped! I have had this thing (can you tell me what it si?/) on my table for 3 days...I stare at, turn it over, and...NOTHING! I just can't get a vision for this thing. Don't get me wrong, I really like it, but I feel a need to do something to it....paint it?, wax it?, leave it alone (that is the scary choice)....So I have to ask...What would you do????? No really I need help here. I know that as a DIY blogger I am supposed to know what to do...Create! But sometimes I just draw a blank...like now!  Here she is...whatever she is I like her! By the way I found this buried in my Mom's backyard....go figure!  It is shaped kinda like a shallow bowl, but it is pretty big.....a foot wide, and almost 2 feet long (only 4 inches deep). Go ahead...let your creative juices flow......I'm waiting... (patiently, since that is my 2012 word)

Lots of dirt...
Needs my help...
Cleaned but still rough

Very Textured and various colors
Love the rope look
Love it?    Hate it?
Okay, now it is up to you....What do you think I should do with this find?  I truly love and appreciate each and every comment, so don't be shy....Talk to me!

17 comments:

Jeannie said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower.

I love your new find! If it were mine (I wish it was LOL) I would give it a good cleaning and throw a coat of wax or poly over it. The colors are beautiful. Is it bowl-like? I would use it as a centerpiece for my dining table. What size is it? Pretty cool!

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Artsy VaVa said...

That is a cool piece! I think you should leave it alone. Fill it with different height candles and keep it on your table. You could also have a mirror cut to fit in it and use it as a tray. Can't wait to see what you do!

~ Sarah ~ said...

That's so cool, but what is it? I can't really tell how big it is either? Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I'm returning your awesomeness!!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I'm so glad you found my blog so I could find yours - I'm about to be your newest follower too! I love this piece too and I'm so envious of people who have that kind of vision with things - who can turn dusty or dirty or worn things into something gorgeous - I am not particularly gifted with that, but I love what other people can do! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Anne said...

Looks like the perfect thing to grow hens & chicks in... but I like the mirror idea, too!

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Hi Lori, this is a cool piece, very rustic looking. Is looks heavy. Is it made of a concrete or pottery material? Since it was found in the backyard, I'm guessing it was a birdbath. So I'd probably use it as a birdbath or birdfeeder. You could probably find a coordinating stand or maybe even a planter turned upside down to use as a base. Otherwise it would be cool as a decorative bowl(without a stand)--on a porch, on an entryway table, coffee table or dining room table with some pinecones, shells, or any other interesting natural rustic pieces. Keep us posted on what you do with it. Can't wait to see. Warm Hugs,

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

Looks like an old piece of pottery. If it sits flat I think I would seal it up with a coat of wax and maybe fill it with candles surrounded by some type of natural filler with a lot of texture. Good Luck!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Well, I don't know what it is, but it has the most beautiful patina. Not sure I'd have the heart to paint it, perhaps just seal it. I'd play up the rusticness and use it outside on the patio for birdseed, candles, succulents etc... It would make a cool table centerpiece. And the fact that you actually dug it up in your mom's yard makes it even better!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Great find!! Birdbath, centerpiece filled with seasonal stuff, bathroom tray for toiletries, candle holder ...
Also, thanks for liking my Johnnie Walker TP holder - did you get one?
Kelly

Mary said...

I have one that looks exactly like that in the same horrible condition, but I can't make myself throw it away! I dug it up in my yard when I was planting something. Mine is really small, but it's some sort of tray. I can't even figure out what it's made out of.

EnoughAlready said...

Looks like the top of a bird bath to me.

The Zoo Keeper said...

Kind of looks like it was once part of a bird bath, I would use it to do a water feature!
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Lori C said...

yup, birdbath/feeder top. any of these ^ appeal to me, or use it as outdoor art, put it on top of something and fill it with seed for the birds, fill it with pinecones and put it near your door...I would leave the finish as is!

Tammy said...

What a cool find! I bet the other guessers are correct that said it was a bird bath. With it being that size and with that concave shape to the bottom, that would allow it to sit somewhat securely atop a base of some sort. As for what to do with it... do you necessarily want to use it indoors? My first thought was to fill it with candles, with maybe some decorative marbles around them. The sleek glass of the marbles might look good in the "dish" with it's rough patina. If you used it outside, I like the idea of setting it on top of a inverted clay pot and making it a bird bath, (assuming it was stable). Keep us posted on what you do with it!

Teresa said...

Something about that finish just makes me think Moss! Just fill it with moss, maybe some candles... I love the look of it! I'm following you ; )

Lori said...

I really like this! It's the top of a bird bath for sure. I would use it on the porch/patio for decoration with candles and what-not. Then I would bring it in and use in a vignette or centerpiece. Can't wait to see it again.

Brigitte said...

You could spray paint it gloss white and plant some succulents in it. It's a fab find! Makes me wonder if I should start digging up my yard!