My grandparents both have green thumbs when it comes to gardening.? I have tried to maintain a flower and vegetable garden, but it is hard when you haven't been gardening your whole life.? My grandparents decided they wanted to sell their home and become traveling missionaries when they both retired.? Once their home sold they divided their belongings among their children and grandchildren.? They items no one wanted or had room for were given to me. One item I was given was a beautiful garden statue of an Angel Bird Bath. Since then we have had two moves and three children. Needless to say my bird bath was decapitated. I'm really not sure if the moves broke it or my children, but I finally got around to repairing it.? I have created a step-by-step DIY Statue Repair guide for my Angel Bird Bath.
Paint of choice
Something to hold the broken piece/s in place
Use your sandpaper to sand off?all the old paint. Since my bird bath was in three pieces I decided to work on the pedestal first. The only paint I had an abundance of was spray paint. I painted the pedestal black.
Next I placed the bath on the pedestal and Gorilla Glued the angel's head on. I used a v-shaped device used to keep water out of a boat to hold the head in place as it dried.? The statue dried overnight to ensure that the glue had time to'secure the pieces together.
Once it was dry I scrapped off the remaining glue, and spray painted it black.?ThenI added brown lowlights and white highlights to bring out all the statue's details.? When the lowlights and highlights were finished drying I added a waterproof sealant so that my family can enjoy it for years to come.