Termites make didgeridoos but they can't play them.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

More installments on the gypsy hut.

I finally finished our bathroom vanity. It is modeled after an Indian bowl Mary bought at Target. Of course, we also wanted it to connect to her bedroom furniture Despite the fact that it took a ridiculously long time to finish, with being distracted by various things, I actually rushed the painting a bit.

This also was the first time I've tried doing a mosaic. Would do several things differently and suspect that if there were a subsequent attempt it would go much faster. Still, I enjoyed the process a lot and am ok with the result. The tile was purchased at Mosaic on a Stick, a great shop on Snelling Ave.
Above was the top while being sealed. Below is a closeup of a door.

There's something strange about the scale of the parts of this thing, the faucet for instance. But, as I told Mary, if we get sick of it, next spring we will have a very cool birdbath.

I'm working on a matching medicine cabinet which will be done, hopefully, in a few days. I still need to pull cable for lights and the fan too...


Elle said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Wendy said...

I love your indian paintings, and the mosaic has a vibrant glow that is just gorgeous. Can't wait to see more!

Owen Hansen said...

Thank you both.

And Wendy, I'm not sure when there will be more, other than the medicine cabinet...I am working on a new crib quilt which, one way or the other, will be in use by March 30th. Inspired by your documentation at nothing ventured, I should put up pictures of it.

Lisa N. said...

That mosaic is BEAUTIFUL. Hard to believe it was your first time doing it. You really do have a knack for it. Great job!

Owen Hansen said...

Thanks Lisa. You're very kind :)