The Broken Bird Bath

We have a bird bath that is made of reconstituted stone. It has been a centre piece in the garden for a year or two and then recently, during the cold winter when it was full of ice, my youngest son, aged 5, decided to break the ice with a hammer.  Perhaps not surprisingly, he managed to hit the edge of the bird bath instead of the ice and knocked out two large chunks from the edge of the dish with his single blow. Result: one apparently useless bird bath – damaged beyond repair.

I left the bird bath and the broken pieces in the barn over the rest of the winter, and then the other day uncovered it, wondering what to do.

As with everything else in this household, if it is broken try fixing it with Stormsure!  So that is what I did.  I carefully applied a generous coating of Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive to the edges of the stone and fixed them back in place. I stopped the glue from dripping out of the edges using some brown parcel tape and then left it over night to cure.

I am thrilled with the result. It is now back in one piece,strong, water proof and looks much better than expected. The bird do not notice the difference and nor does anyone else unless they look closely.  Stormsure also works really well when repairing cracks and damage on those loverly big ceramic flowerpots.