DIY Easy Peasy Copper Bucket Vessel Sink !!!

Hello my Sparkly Friends!  Decorating my home in unique ways makes me sparkle.  I have had so many requests for a tutorial on how to create a vessel sink from an old bucket, so here it is....and it's SUPER SIMPLE!
You can use pretty much any old water sound pot or pan for a vessel sink. (If you are really brave you can try it with a large Old Porcelain  washing bowl- but you do risk it cracking.)  I made Copper vessel Sink quite by accident 9 years ago when I was redoing my house after we had a big fire.  You see, I had forgotten to order the sink I wanted for the downstairs powder room, and the contractor was ready to install it!
Yikes- I freaked out for about a second, and then remembered a picture I had seen in a Log Home magazine of a simple zinc bucket sink...   LOL   So I handed it to the contractor and said- "Here it is- just drill a hole in it please".  He looked at me in total shock and said "Uh, we can't do that".  I looked over at the plumber who by now was loving this job because of all of the unconventional things I was making them do
"YES we can" he said and took the sink into the back to drill it!  I had no base cabinet- I totally dislike "normal" base cabinets.  I had a chunk of rough sawn wood left over from my fireplace mantle and had the guys create a base for my bucket sink out of that.

It is affixed very simply to the wall on one side, the other to a free standing "leg made from a stump sawed in half.  There is a hole drilled thru the base and the bucket is drilled to the size opening needed for the drain you have purchased.  It is really simple.  You can use copper buckets, zinc washtubs, zinc coal buckets- use your imagination!

DIY Growing Moss!

 OH How I Love Moss!!
And looky how
on centerpieces
on tablescapes
in arrangements

And Pink Fairies Love moss too!

Here is what they do with it
Make a Moss Bowl 
by gathering several types and arranging in a bowl for a woodland tabletop display
 Have a seat on your very own Moss Chair!
Moss can be transplanted by clumps

 Put in a cup
Mixed with buttermilk,Yogurt  or Beer
and water
 in a blender and
 brushed or poured on whatever you would like to grow!
Just cover with plastic for a week, and your item will begin to green!
Moss Recipe 
HERE IS A recipe for a moss paste you can use to try to grow moss in your garden or yard. It comes from William Cullina, director of horticulture at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay. For more information on moss, see his Web site,
FIRST, BEGIN with moss taken from places with similar conditions present in locations where you want to grow moss. Also, if you want to cover stone, take moss that is covering stone. If you want ground cover, use moss that was growing in soil.
2 cups of fresh moss
1 1/2 to 2 cups water
1/2 cup of beer (Cullina says he is not sure the beer does anything, but it means you can drink the rest so it doesn't go to waste. In theory, the sugars in buttermilk or beer help the moss adhere at first.)
1 teaspoon of sodium polyacrylate (crystals sold at nurseries and also found in disposable diapers)
INSTRUCTIONS: Soak the crystals in a cup of warm water for 5 to 10 minutes, until they have absorbed all the water. Then put them in a blender with moss and other ingredients, and pulsate or chop until you have a paste, but do not liquify.
You can then use a paintbrush to apply the paste to whatever surface you'd like. Mist it with some water.

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