Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Evolution of a simple fountain

I have been wanting a fountain for the front yard and have priced a few. WOW they are expensive. So I told the LOML (Love of My Life) Bonnie that I was going to build one. Now came the decision of something fancy, something that I had seen or something simple. With me being the Simple Man the answer was simple.
We found this tub at a yard sale and talked about using it as a planter or maybe washing the dogs. After looking at it I decided it would be the start of a simple yard fountain.

It is amazing what you can find at yard sales. I found this hand pump still in the box and never used for $12. The rusty cogs in my simple brain started turning. I told the LOML that I could use the pump as part of the fountain.

Let the construction begin...........

Building the base for the pump

Stay tuned for updates on the construction of my Simple Fountain....

4 comments:

Cecile said...

I can't wait to see this finished product..Have fun creating it!!!Oh and tell your LOML I said "hey" I think she is a great chick too =)

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

I can already hear the water splashing----looking forward to the pics.

Missy's Blog said...

I'm so dang excited to see what the final fountain is going to look like.

Keep us posted my dear, sweet brother.

Trina said...

This is so awesome. I never would have thought to use a watering tub to make a fountain. And to use the hand pump for it to. Can't wait to see the end results.