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Monday, March 14, 2011

Plumbing Zen

A quick trip to the home improvement store will get you the goods to make a cool zen bamboo arrangement.
Grab your gear:
20' of quarter inch copper tubing
One 4" PVC end cap
A bamboo orchid trellis
A slate tile
Goop adhesive
Decorative river stones
Some lucky bamboo in search of a good home


Grab your tubing...

...and start coiling it around the cap.
SPRRROOIIINNNGGGG!
Fit the cap, open end up, inside it. If this is working for you, attach the coil to the tile with Goop.
Nab those river rocks.
Stand the trellis and bamboo upright in the cap.
Anchor them with rocks and add water.
Chase the cats around for a few minutes.
I added a few decorative stones as an accent, and this has gone to live on my bookcase.
I'd show you exactly where, but the living room looks like a gaming pit.
MINIONS!!!

32 comments:

Kim K. said...

Very cool project. I have a thing for Bamboo...which might be slightly influenced by my four year old Asian princess. Happy Monday!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh and I bet the copper will patina so nicely as the years go by making it that much cooler!

Beth@Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Love it Sunny! Awesome project. (hello to the feline overlords)

Anniegi said...

Wow! that's so cool. I also love bamboo. is there a thing as too much bamboo? NEVER! is there a 12 step program for this? my overlords also appreciate(?) bamboo or at least attempting to drink out of the containers. I LOVE your blog, between the projects & how you've shared your amazing family's joys & sorrows with all of us! & especially love the overlords! You keep me smiling whenever I check in but especially on the bad days (esp. lately between my own health issues, my Mom's, & her brother is dying from an extremely, aggressive bone cancer) and it's great appreciated! wishing u & yours all the best.

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Totally awesome use of plumbing parts!!

Bambi said...

ooooooooooo pretty :)

Mel said...

I love this! It's going to look even better as it patinas over time. Clever girl!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I am verrrry impressed with your skillz girl!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love this zen arrangement. Very clever!! Is the copper tubing really easy to coil or was the wine there for some strength and sustenance?

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Life in Rehab said...

My apologies, Ladies and Gentleman, it seems we've been infiltrated by a moron.

The Winemaker said...

So here we have Sunny's first dumbass it seems....
"Anonymous said...
BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN
Why American men should boycott American women"

I mean really? REALLY???

Given the spirit of Sunny's wondeful blog, I have only one way to respond to this single-faceted idiot. Please read on..... *smirks*

Anonymous said...
BOYCOTT AMERICAN MEN
Why American women should boycott American men

http://boycottamericanmen.blogspot.com/

I am an American woman, and I have decided to boycott American men. In a nutshell, American men are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent woman would want to get involved with American men?

American men are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American men is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American men are inferior to foreign men (non-American men), and why American women should boycott American men, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) men.

BOYCOTT AMERICAN MEN!!!
_____________________________________

Ok.... fellow lovers of American men and women... I hate to admit it, but in the grand scheme of things, my version might actually make more sense! LOL

Please don't boycott us, ladies.... you are all way too amazing for us to be without you.

And please... don't let some moron get you angry. He doesn't deserve any of you. LET him go chase foreigners.... at least that'll get him out of our country!!!

Blessed be,
Michael

Vannah~ said...

*applauds* The best part about stupid people is pointing out how wrong they are <3

laxsupermom said...

Love this project! Great tutorial, too! Thanks for sharing.

As far as the troll goes, that's why I love that blogger gives us the option to delete obnoxious commentary.

poindextr said...

fabulous project - I really like the coiled copper. On an aside, I also admire your sense of humor pertaining to Mr. Anonymous. :)

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Krafty Kat said...

How creative! Love the copper! Thanks for sharing!

anandhirajan said...

I liked this zen arrangment very creative idea.Thanks for sharing
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AmieAnn said...

This is soo cool! Love the industrial look with the zen feel! Great idea! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Minions... ha ha ha! Cool project! Thanks for linking up!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

So wonderfully zen, indeed!! Happy to see your creative idea linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until tonight @ midnight {CST}.

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Katie said...

Thanks again for linking up! I absolute love this. Such a creative idea!

Bella@Bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com said...

Hey Sunny, I loved this project. So creative as usual, I don't know how you come up with this stuff, but I love it. I need to get more lucky bamboo, mine all died, gosh, not very lucky after all, lol. I guess even lucky as it is, it still needs water to survive right, ooops.

I loved it so much I FEATURED you, I know I'm late letting you know, but I hope it still puts a smile on your face.

Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

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Bella@Bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com said...

Oh and that ANONYMOUS goofball is a riot, lol. Why in the world did you leave his comment on here, oh I know, so we can all get a good laugh, lol, and that I did. Thanks mama. :)

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