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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 14, 2012 11:39 AM CST
I love that new avatar, Dave! Did you guys make that?
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dave
Jul 14, 2012 2:29 PM CST

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Yep, we sure did. Trish bought a bowling ball at a garage sale, so one of the children and I glued pennies across its entire surface. I really like it! We cleaned the pennies with vinegar and a bit of salt, and affixed them to the ball using E-6000 glue.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 14, 2012 3:30 PM CST
It really looks great! And the pedestal is neat too! You guys did a good job; did you seal the surface with anything to keep the pennies from tarnishing?
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vic
Jul 14, 2012 4:23 PM CST

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Totally COOL Dave - and I love the BLUE of the pedestal as well Thumbs up

I saw it on an earlier post you did and was hoping you would post here Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 14, 2012 7:45 PM CST

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The pedestal was very drab and ugly when Trish brought it home from another garage sale. She painted it that lovely blue color and we all love it!

I did not seal the pennies, and they are already developing a pretty nice blue-green patina which I think is very attractive. It would be very easy to clean them again and I may do that one day, but for now I'm enjoying that "aged copper" look.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 14, 2012 9:24 PM CST
Amazing what a little paint will do! Thumbs up
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 15, 2012 4:01 AM CST

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I love the patina of copper too Thumbs up The older it gets, the prettier Green Grin!
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Dutchlady1
Jul 16, 2012 8:18 AM CST
I may have to copy this idea!! I have several copper colored items in my pergola area (a birdbath and another gazing ball, both in the picture) and it would look really nice there. Thanks for sharing, Dave.
I too am an inveterate yard sale shopper and my yard is full of items I picked up there.Thumb of 2012-07-16/Dutchlady1/38b6ab
Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 16, 2012 8:39 AM CST

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Very NICE Hetty Thumbs up
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dave
Jul 16, 2012 8:48 AM CST

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I like that copper color gazing ball!
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Trish
Jul 16, 2012 9:37 AM CST

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Hetty- You'll have to seal the pennies for them to keep the color, FYI. As Dave mentioned, ours has already developed a patina.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 16, 2012 9:40 AM CST
You know, you could do that same thing to a bowl shaped planter. Smiling
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vic
Jul 16, 2012 9:46 AM CST

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Good idea Woofie Hurray!
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Dutchlady1
Jul 16, 2012 10:04 AM CST
Dave, that gazing ball is actually metal, I don't think it's real copper though. The birdbath is....
I might not seal the penny ball when I make it, and let it weather, I love the verdigris.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 16, 2012 10:10 AM CST

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I agree
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 16, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Cool!
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goldfinch4
Jul 17, 2012 12:48 PM CST
Both the ball and pedestal are awesome! Hurray! Hurray!
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Boopaints
Jul 23, 2012 10:38 AM CST

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I love the penny ball too! I saw a floor made of pennies on Pinterest and liked that as well.

Great job Dave and Trish (with the blue paint!)
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Name: Sandi
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Seedsower
Jul 26, 2012 6:28 AM CST
Love it! Did you keep track how many penny's it took to cover the ball?

I'd like to start saving :)
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 26, 2012 6:46 AM CST

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I didn't but I'm sure it was less than 200. Smiling

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