Thursday, July 23, 2009
"Dirty Dishes" Fountain
I finally made one of these fountains last year, after seeing one several years ago on the Trash to Treasure segment of Decorating Cents on HGTV. I loved the idea right away, because it reminded me of how my Grandma would wash the dishes--in an old enamel bowl in the sink. When she was done, she would carry the bowl outside and empty it in the yard. You probably need to click to enlarge in order to see the spray of water. This idea is so simple, and you could make a fountain out of just about anything. The pump was the biggest expense, and that was only $14.99. You could fill a bowl with seashells, rocks, anything! It's just a soft splashing sound that is so restful while I'm on the porch swing reading a book. I love it!
This fountain is on the back porch, and the birds and squirrels drink out of it. The robins will actually take a bath in it, and I usually have to refill it, because really they are taking more of a shower than a bath! They get in there and start splashing the water around like crazy. It's pretty funny to watch!
This last fountain is from here, and that's where I got the pump for the dishes fountain. I just bought the cheapest fountain they had, and used the pump from it, because I didn't know where else I could get a cheap one. Well, Friday is garge saling day, and I hope I find some treasures. As usual, I'll be sharing all of my weekend finds on Sunday night. Have a great weekend!