Did you hear? Our neighbors had a HUGE fountain that they no longer wanted. Of course, they knew who to call. ???? We get messages and phone calls a lot asking if we want certain items. The fountain has some issues. Number one, the pump doesn’t work, which is no big deal as we could replace it. However, there are several cracks. And there is an entire section that fell apart after Deb drove it home on the skid loader. ???? Yes, we had to go pick it up with the skid loader. It is very tall and SO DANG HEAVY. The owner, and Deb and I, all thought we could handle it. Basically, we all got down to lift it up on 1, 2, 3….. NOTHING. (BUT LAUGHS)
We lifted a little bit at a time with a pry bar, piling stones under it with each lift. It helped us get it up to a higher level where we could lift it up vertically and then roll it to the truck. The problem was, how were we going to get it high enough to get it onto the truck. This fountain is HUGE and HEAVY. Since we are less than a mile away, Deb ended up driving the skid loader down. And we rolled it onto the scoop so she could drive it home. The question once we got it home was, where the heck will we put it? I mentioned that it would be really cool if we placed it on the side of the driveway as you drive into the woods. Plus, it would be the easiest place. ???? Which is what we did.
Here is where the gorgeous old fountain landed that will be repurposed some how soon…
I have some plans for this gorgeous old fountain at Christmas time. I can see it in my head and I have already ordered a few things for it. It may not get a full makeover for fall because the winter season is coming up so quickly, so keep watching for that. But at least it is in place for all of the plans that I have for it.
You can see the cracks that it has and the parts that are broken. I think it is beyond repair to ever be able to work as a fountain, but I can sure think of several different things to do with it.. including winter greens, spring plants, and so much more. If you want to see my Pinterest board where I am pinning different ideas for this fountain, follow along.
I think we got a prize for free. What do you think?
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I bet you can figure out a way to make it work again. How about one of those solar powered bubbler things? And when you decorate put a landscape light on it!
Can you seal it from the inside only. So that gorgeous crack shows.
That fountain is sooo good even if it’s just decorated for the seasons as you said!! Can’t wait to see what you do with it!!
There is no doubt at all that you will have it just perfect on your property!! Can’t wait to see how you style it for Christmas!
Looks so so good!! You girls rock!!! ❤️❤️
She is gorgeous!!
Love!! So beautiful!!
I think she’s beautiful, can’t wait to what y’all do to her.
Oh that is the fountain I bought when I owned your neighbors house glad it has a new purpose ❤️
Score! I wonder if you could use some sort of silicone product to fill the gaps, then maybe paint it? Even if not, I would have accepted that free treasure, too!! What a statement piece!
That’s one LUCKY ???? Fountain. ⛲️
It’s found an amazing home.
I know what ever you choose to do ..
it will be an amazing asset to
Your Beautiful Property.
Both you Ladies are Remarkable!! ????Just Love how you both try and tackle almost everything on your own! Love the Fountain or Bird bath!! Just don’t overdo it because you have still have your Home to Enjoy!!! From someone who is so Empressed!! Also Love seeing all your Grandchildren and your extended Families❤️????????????????♀️
I think it is so gorgeous ???? I’m just drooling! Can’t wait to see what you do with it.
Love it! Can’t wait to see it all dressed up!!!! Or pooped up as Deb would say????????
Oh My Danelle it just stunning! I can’t wait to see what magic you bring to it!
Your fountain is gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing how you decorate it for the different seasons! Definitely a winner, especially since it was for free!!
This would look wonderful as a flower bed!
I think this is just beautiful, sure you will do something wonderful with it and I also think it could be fixed up to work with water again, your very talented.x
I love this! We have a fountain in our courtyard of our house and it worked for the first year or two that we lived here then it broke and I could not find anyone to repair it so I decided to plant succulents in it. It looks great and being in Florida it kind of takes care of itself.
The fountain project will be gorgeous!! What a beautiful piece!!! I’m beyond excited to see what’s to come of your spaces for the Christmas season!! I transform our home, and start right after Halloween!!!!! That’s how long it takes my decrepit old body!! Lol
Love following along and learning through all of your beautiful projects!!!!
I love following you two the entertainment is nonstop????????????I’m not sure how succulents would do in your area but you could plant them in the fountain and still decorate it during the holidays or just white lights year around. Succulents are so low maintenance and they are beautiful!!