A place to put your umbrellas!

Buddyfly(4A/4B Ont)June 28, 2005

Here is a tufa umbrella stand I made for a friend of mine. She wanted a stand that wouldn't topple over... and I think this is OVERKILL!! lol It is soooooooo HEAVY!!

These two pics are the armature I used. It was a bit tricky to get the tufa to stay put in the mesh but I managed. I am VERY patient! lol

Rock on folks! And lets see some more of your projects!

Marly

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Bees1(WKT NZ)

Hi Butterfly again. Love you umbrella stand even more than the vase. You really are very clever and have taken what is usually a boring item and made it snazzy. Might try and imitate it one day in the future.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 2:54AM
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Dena6355(z8 WA)

Again elegant and wonderful.
yourfriend is very lucky to be able to spark your creativity and then you go for it.
I do not think it is an overkill at all. If she doesn't use it as an umbrella stand it looks like she could put a block of wood in the bottom and place a potted plant in (in the store pot) for display. A rudbekia, echinacea or sunflower would right at home.
Dena

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 8:37AM
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DebZone8(S.Puget Sound)

What wonderful inside art! The shape is perfect and the carving/painting are too. The weight will keep umbrellas from tipping it over.

I agree with Dena that it would also make a great planter or vase for tall things. Branches cut from trees would work well in it.

Deb

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 12:36PM
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Buddyfly(4A/4B Ont)

Dena... GREAT idea for an alternate use! I will pass that on to her when I give her the stand. It still needs to be misted for a while if she decides to put it outside. I'll tell her to put a shade plant in it and keep it in the shade for another week or so. Thanks again! Hey, now I want to KEEP it for myself! lol As always... hard to part with our babies!

Marly

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 2:43PM
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paws4pets

Beautiful as always. So many uses. I need more time in the day to start on some of these ideas. My "real" job is getting busier now so les time to play inthe mud.
Paws

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 2:58PM
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klinger(8)

What a great place to put your umbrellas, I really love the whole design. Cindy

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 3:25PM
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gottatufa(z5 ny)

That's really pretty, Marly. How did you get those nice straight sides? Slump usually takes over, but your umbrella stand looks perfect. (Working up in the space station again?) Nice work!
Jo

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 10:36PM
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butterflybush

Marly, I just love that one! It would look good with dry branches of my curly willow!! Keep up the creativity!!! BB

    Bookmark   June 29, 2005 at 7:46AM
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