Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rem Project #115

I have been busy on Remington Dr. trying to make it my very own. 
I have been working on a project.
It's a bird bath and I made it all by myself -- well almost,
 I did have some help from Mike and Beth.
This is what I did....
I put some cardboard on the garage floor.
Then I got a bag of sand and made a pile.
I put some clear wrap (like glad wrap) on the sand.
I went out back and picked the biggest rhurbarb leaf I could find....
I laid it good side down on the pile.
Then I mixed up some Quikcrete with water (it's like instant concrete)
and made it so it was soft like a brownie batter when baking....
Then I covered the rhurbarb with it -- don't let any of the sand get on it....
After I had it all smoothed out I went and got another rhurbarb leaf and pressed it down just a little and made a design on the bottom too.  (I didn't leave that one on there) 
You don't have to do that -- it was just what I wanted to do....
I wrote my name on the bottom and put the year too!

  I let it sit in the garage until it was set (which means dry). That can take a few days....
After 3 days....
Turn it over and clean it up....
I just used a soft bristle brush.
After this step let it sit for about a week to cure. 
The veins of the plant will dry out during that time and will come off easily.
You can paint it or just leave it as is but you do need to put a concrete sealer on it (you can get that at a hardware store) it protects it!
Then you have a  bird bath or you can use it as a bird feeder.
Easy peasy!

Just one more thing to make Remington Dr. special....
Isn't it cool? I would say it's Remtastic! I sure hope the birdies like it!

Later -- Remington --
still thinking of projects for Remington Drive,
any ideas? 
-- out!


Gloria said...

What a fabulous idea! I love it! Thanks for the idea Rem!

Gus said...

That is beautiful! But you forgot one thing.

FIRST: You plant the rhubarb and wait for it to grow!


Madi and Mom said...

Rem...your attributes list keeps GROWING!!
Not only are you sweet, handsome, kind, smart,
loving to all creatures great and small YOU ARE
also an ARTIST. Next thing we know you'll be touring with all your beautiful works.

WHAT A GREAT idea...and you are right its looks great on Remington Drive!!! Kudos and a big kitty

Leonardo said...

Hi Remy,
What an awesome idea.
You need to submit the changes you've made to Remington Dr. to the Better Dog House and Garden Magazine. I'm sure they would love to see what you've done with your space.

Have a great day.
Your BroLeo.

Maggie Mae said...

What a grreat idea AND a wonderful addition to Remington Drive. :) I am sure the birdies will all luvs it.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

A MilShelb Mom said...

That is soooo cool!! You could even turn it into a water dish... well, you are bigger than us so that may not work for you. :) That would work for little ol' us though!
!Milly and Shelby

Priscilla said...

You are so clever, Rem and so artistic too!
I'm sure the birdies will love their baths very very much!

Anonymous said...

You hit the nail on the head...Remtastic! The only way to describe your newest addition to Remington Drive.

Wandering what he could do with some mud,

Ms. ~K said...

You are a pup of many talents, and you never cease to amaze us!!!!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

MadameMoiselle said...

What a talented young man!! I would love to be one of the birds that get to bathe in your lovely tub..

That sounds so cheesy.. :P


Sallie said...

Remtastic! LOL!

Ruby and Penny said...

That is so pretty Remington. Great job.
Love Ruby & Penny

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Rem, you are just an amazing bo-dawg! That birdbath came out fantastic!!

Chi kisses, Lilibell

Frankie Furter said...

Remington that is the mostest amazing thingy I have ever seen. I gotta show these directions to my dad... He won't help me make one... butt I want him to see how CREATIVE my furends are.
Remington Dr. looks beautiful with this creation in it. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Heather and Ellie said...

What a great bird bath idea! I can't top that one with any's brilliant!

Rebecca and Daisy Mae said...

Very cute Remington! I never would have guessed you were the artsy kind.
Daisy Mae

little princess Luna~ said...

SUPER REMTASTIC remicakes~!! you are soooo smart~! :D
maybe mum should have a talk w/ you on remodeling out backyard. ;)


PS. no pjs required for the slumber pawty--so come on over tomorrow~!! :D

Skylar said...

Wow! What a neat idea! I am going to show my Mom so me and my kidos can make some for X-Mas for Grandma's and Grandpa's......Hope you don't mind me borrowing the idea.........

Stay cool!

Your Wisconsin Sis',


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We saw another blogger do something like that recently. It looks so easy and what a beautiful result. Great addition to Remington Dr.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

pam said...

Remington we thinks yer some kinda genius or something! We woulda never thoughta that in 756394877 years. Good job!

Bobo and Meja

Ginny said...

Wow! This is just totally cool, Rem!! Beth and Mike are so creative! Now you need to tell Ozabella to only watch the birds, and not chase them away, because I am sure this will be her favorite place!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

You are SO talented, Rem!


brooke said...

thats cool! I would never have thought to do that!

Marianne said...

I'm so glad we found your blog! Your pup is wonderful, and we'll be back, we're new followers.

Come on over and say hello to us too if you get a chance!

PS... You're awfully creative... I wanna make one of those!

Lucy's Human

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, that is gorgeous!! It looks perfect for Remington Drive!!! You are really very creative!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Junior and Orion said...

That is very cool Remi!!!!

Meowm says your hat reminds her of Bret Michaels. Are you a rocker Remi?

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

It is truly Remtastic! You are a genius Remington, we love your birdbath leaf. Thank you for sharing your brains with us.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Jacqueline said...

Wow, that is pawsome, Rem and so sweet of you to think of the birdies; no doubt, Remington Drive is a great place for everyone to hang out!...You are a very talented boy, we're very impressed with your creativity!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

BowWowzer Remington that is terrific!! So clever too...did your mama think this up herself? Very Martha Stewart (whom we LOVE!)
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

There is simply no end to your talents!

Thanks fur sharing!


LizzyBean said...

That is SO COOL! We are very impressed with your craft skills! It looks perfect on Remington Dr.!

3 doxies said...

I'm hooooome and goodness how I haves missed you. And you wanna sumptin else? I came home to a box withs YOUR name on it...sure did. Mum won't let me open it yet, hers waiting fur da flashy monster to charge...BLAH!
Anyways, dat is da most beautiful and creative feeder evers. DDde, I kne yo was smart but dat is just ridiculously awesome. Now you gots sumptin made and sumptin stolen fur your yard....hehehehe! I loves it!


Sagira said...

Remington you're such a handy man, I love it, that is just beautiful.

Maggie and Mitch said...

How cool! Our Airedale buddy, Wyatt made a concrete leaf too! Mom wants one too! You may be starting a fad, Remington!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Teacher's Pets said...

Now that's one nice summer project, Remington! I've got to see if our coonhound wants to make a concrete leaf and see if she can impress the neighbors with it!
Don't forget to join the very late blog hop/Thankful Fur 3 Thursday!

Nubbin' Tails said...

Very Remtastic! Remington Dr. is coming along great!


Mr. Nubbin'

jen said...

Wow Remington, you are handsome and crafty!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Remington, you are BRILLIANT!

bermudabluez said...

Hey are SOOOOO Smart! We just can't get over how very creative you can do ANYTHING!!! We love you! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Remington,
You are one smart cookie!!! I didn't know a dog could things like that!!! Would you like to come live with us for a while?? Bring a big leaf too!! See you soon, Bambi and Fern

Mr. Pip said...

Wow - you are an artist, too! Smart, cool, AND creative!

Your pal, Pip

1000 Goldens said...

Is there no end to your gifts Rem? Awesome job :)

Martine said...

Hey Rem, that's a great project! We are impressed with your creativity and skills!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What a delightful creative addition to the yard! You should consider doing a House and Yard Show on television! Beth and Mike are great helpers, too!

Teddy Bear said...

What a great project! Great job, Remington.:)

Teddy Bear

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is furry cute! We loves doing anything that we can make with our paws!!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Beautiful!! We could use one of those on Rocky Creek Farm.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

the booker man said...

remington, i looove your birdie bath! that was a grrreat idea to press the rhubarb leaves into the concrete. you are so handy!
the booker man