Daffodils and feature

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Daffodils and feature

Postby Primmie » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:08 am

In my front garden...daffodils and a 'feature' I made from Hebel



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Postby Patricia » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:46 pm

Primmie...just how clever are you!! :shock: I actually bought a large Hebel block sometime ago & my intention was to try carving a statue from it...still in the to do basket!....did you actually glue the stones onto the bottom of the block? very nice feature.. :lol:
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Postby midgin » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:49 pm

Primmie.... lovely... my kind of feature.. :wink:
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Postby The Estate » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:02 pm

Very nice, what does the symbol mean :roll:
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Postby Primmie » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:24 pm

Thanks for your lovely comments. :) :) :)

The symbol means 'water' - I live near the beach

The base of the block has been hollowed out and the pebbles glued in and then finished with black grout the symbol was done the same way.

It is covered with sandstone paint.

I saw a similar one at a nursery for almost $100.00 and thought I can do that and this is the result of my experiment ( I am quite proud of it to tell you the truth :D :D :D )
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Postby The Estate » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:32 pm

well done it looks great :P
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Postby Lin » Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:17 pm

Love what you've done with the hebel Primmie - looks great :D
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Postby abwal » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:10 pm

Nice work, Primmie.
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:35 pm

That looks lovely Primmie, do like your Tombstone thingy. :D 8) :D
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Postby Primmie » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:52 pm

Well I did bury my bulbs there Mr W :D :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol:
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Postby The Estate » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:57 pm

Primmie wrote:Well I did bury my bulbs there Mr W :D :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol:



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Postby DAFF » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:09 pm

Way to go Primmie, am Jealous of the daffs of course, but is great that you made it and saved $$$
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Postby tilly » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:19 am

ditto to everyones comments......the block and the daffs really go well together...
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Postby Yani » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:45 am

Great features, Primmie. You need to theme it with other elements (earth, wood, etc) to make it works and create balance of harmony :wink:
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Postby malbec » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:24 pm

Wow...I like that Primmie, especially being homemade!

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Postby Ophelia » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:49 pm

Looks great! :)

Did you seal the hebel block with anything else, or did you just paint it with the sandstone paint? And how well is it holding up in the elements? I've got a block of hebel sitting there waiting to have something done to it, but I haven't been struck by the right inspiration yet.
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Postby Primmie » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:27 pm

Thanks Bec, I love trying my hand at things and coz I like quirky I can put it in the garden :D :D

Mmmmmmm Ophelia I been trying to answer that question myself as I have another project I want to start - I am pretty sure I used an undercoat (not a sealer as such) under the sandstone paint more to make the sandstone paint go on easier and not waste so much :) :) It has stood up really well, the only issue was a possum knocked it over :x :x :x and it broke in half - it was easily glued back together though. I love Hebel (Y) (Y)
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Postby Comeilotei » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:12 pm

What a fantastic feature Primmie!!! You are so talented, great hebel work! Do you still mosaic?

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Postby Primmie » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:25 pm

Thank you Comeilotei that's such a nice thing to say,

I am hoping to do some more mosaics now I have finished work and having a long holiday and if my granddaughter lets me :) :) :)

I have all the bibs and bobs just need the time now :)
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Postby Comeilotei » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:55 pm

How nice Primmie! Do share with us your mosaic work, I'd love to see! My bbq bench top is still work in progress a year and a half later...bub's now my favourite past time!!! :wink:

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