Monday, October 7, 2013

MY FANCY, BEAUTIFUL MOSAIC GUTTER DRAINS

A few months ago, I decided I needed gutters on one part of my house.  There was just too much water coming down in that one area.  Gus is the guy who helps me a lot and I asked him to install the gutters.  I went to the hardware store and got some of those roll out bright green water diverters to attach to the bottom of the downspout.  I kept looking at those and knew I just could not live with such a plain, common downspout.  I knew this was an opportunity to create!!


Gus and I designed these and I just LOVE the way they look.  I already had the rocks and the decorative tiles.  As he was building the drains with concrete, I placed the tiles and rocks.


And, I had several metal birds and thought they would look so beautiful on my downspout that looks like a river or waterfall.  They are bright metallic gold and I smeared concrete on them to make them look messy and old.  (Old is what I do in my work and love things to look old.)


This is the other one.  Over time, it will get more and more stained and I'll love that.  I might even paint some stain on the areas that are not getting naturally stained by the water off of my roof.


Gus dug and put a pvc pipe under my rock walk to divert the water.  Look who now calls it his/her home.  That big ole toad frog is always in there during the day and comes out at night


While the concrete was still wet, I asked Gus to put a few of these tiles along my rock walk and I added this little cement dove.  He was wiping and cleaning the concrete from the tiles and I asked him to smear and smudge the concrete ON them.  I think that looks old and when they finally get stained from weather, they'll look really nice, (to me).


Excuse me!! I'm trying to take a photo, here!!!
Charlie and Punkin started playing in my way.


I live on a hill and am always working to divert water from going under my house. So, I asked Gus to build this rock border to keep excessive rain water from flowing under the studio part of my home.
I just took this photo and am very proud and happy to say it rained last night and this morning as a cold front was coming through.  We have been in a horrible drout and really appreciate any rain that comes our way.

12 comments:

  1. Bonjour,

    Une idée très originale et réussie... Gros bisous

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  2. Well, how cool are those!?!?! They are gorgeous AND functional- you can't get better than that. I LOVE them- xo Diana

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    1. Thank you! They're by my two back doors and I love seeing them.

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  3. Miss Lynda this is THE BOMB ******, oh my goodness I loooooove it, It is Gaudi delicious, thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creative project it FABULOUS, have a wonderful week...

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    1. Thank you, Dianne!! I love them, too and they weren't real hard to make.

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  4. Thats what I call a smart move! Not only do they look very nice & decorative but they serve a purpose aswell & that is the best thing!! Love the way they look. Infinite likes for this!

    Love
    Jessica x

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  5. So practical, but yet so beautiful! Love it!

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    1. Thank you!! They work very well and take rain water away from my house. I'm very happy with them.

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  6. Totally amazing and creative, Lynda. I love this idea.

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