A Free Fountain

It’s time for the Spring Round-Up party at the Remodeling Guy, so go on over and check it out. If you’re here from Tim’s blog, welcome & make yourself at home.


Last fall on one of my treasure hunts, I came home with a free fountain and told you all about it here. Now, who am I to pass up free?! Not me! You just never know what kind of deal you’ll run across out there. It’s been sitting like this since September and I finally got it up and running.


Pretty sad looking, huh? I’m actually glad I didn’t pay anything for it, since it’s rusting really bad and that rust has already eaten through the copper layer that’s on the front of it. So, I bought some metallic Rustoleum spraypaint (that claims to stop rust…we’ll see about that) and gave it a couple coats of paint all over, especially on the rusty spots. I figure that even if I only get a couple of years out of it, since it was free, I don’t have much invested. The paint made it look SO much better….


The basin has a few surface cracks, but holds the water just fine. So, I got some brick pavers and pea gravel that was leftover from the patio project last year and now the fountain is running. And boy, am I excited to have it going! I straightened up the bricks after I took this pic, since they got out of place while I was putting it together. Got so excited to show you all.


This thing is really heavy, but it’s in place now and shouldn’t be moving. Bought a $20 pump from Home Depot and it works perfect.


I’ve already been out on my swing listening to the soft sounds of running water. A magazine, something cold to drink and a fountain in the background.


Ahhh, bliss! If you missed the patio project from last year, you can read how we did it here. And then it was decorated with mostly yardsale finds. I’ve got more plans for this backyard area with landscaping and a flagstone walkway, so that will be next on the project horizon.


My hubby has laughingly said he’s going to put some fish in here and mentioned to the neighbor that it would make a nice urinal, but that ain’t gonna happen. 🙂

I hope you’re not tired of giveaways yet, cause I have another one lined up for Friday. I’m partnering with Dayspring, the Christian division of Hallmark and they have sent me some beautiful things to show you that I think you will love, so come on back tomorrow for the fun!

- Rhoda



    You can’t beat free! It looks super. What a perfect place to sip a morning cup of coffee or afternoon iced tea.

    Thank you for sharing.


  2. Rose - The Center of My Self says

    Rhoda – It’s super-fantabulous now! What a wonderful job you’ve done. Free is my FAVORITE price – ha! You are always such an inspiration with the way you create beautiful things from your treasures. I want a tall fountain like this for my courtyard, with planters extending from each side. Some day!

  3. That’s totally awesome!! I can’t believe someone gave that to you!! It looks SOOO much better with that spray paint! Love it!

  4. I want it!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous….I love it!

    Have a great day!

  6. momof3girls says

    ooh-laa-lahh! I love free and you have it looking so spiffy

  7. The Bloom Girls says

    Hi Rhoda,
    LOL on the urinal thing…such a man statement.

    You got yourself quite a deal on the fountain. It was beautiful before, but now it fabulous! There is nothing more peaceful than the sound of a fountain.

    Nola @ The Bloom Girls

  8. Love the fountain! I would love to have one too, but they are sooo expensive! Great find!

  9. An Accomplished Woman says

    You are the queen of the yard sales… I love the fountain. Very classy.


  10. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    I would love to have a fountain on my back deck. Yours looks great! Good job, Rhoda–as usual! 🙂

  11. Jadehollow says

    What a great deal! It looks awesome now. I know you’re enjoying the peaceful sound and it’s beauty. My husband would sneek fish in it if we had one.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.

  12. Remodeling Guy says

    Rhoda! I love that fountain! I had a Lion’s Head fountain at our last house and I’m with you on the sound it makes! It’s very soothing! Yours looks great!

    Have a great weekend!


  13. Jen Kershner says

    You are amazing Rhoda! I can’t believe you got that fountain for free. They sure gave it to the right gal!

  14. Daisy Cottage says

    Oh it’s perfect! What a happy fountain now! I bet it sounds heavenly too! Yea Rhoda! You did it again!!


  15. I love these and free, oh my goodness. THese are not cheap plus this thing could be really old.

  16. That’s great that you got that for free! It looks really nice to me…I’d love to have one like it.

    You know, if that copper keeps rusting out you could replace it with a similar material to whatever the rest of it is. Is it concrete or resin? You could totally make a new back out of either one and it would probably look even better all one color.

    Don’t feel badly if the Rust-Oleum doesn’t work because you can make it even better.

  17. Wow, your fountain looks wonderful!! You did a wonderful job of bringing it back to life. Nicole

  18. You did a great job- ad kept something wonderful out of the landfill at the same time. That’s the great thing about thrifting anf junking and garage saling-saving money and saving the eart…And you’ve inspired me to turn a garden statue I bought at a sale into a fountain…Now, to Hime Depot for the pump! Thanks for all your inspiration!

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