Today I am sharing a backyard project from this summer,but you need a bit of background story first...photo heavy post-grab a cuppa!
As I have mentioned before my husband Riley is a saver,ya I know,I'm just as bad!teehee
Anyway awhile ago we found two bird feeder pedestals on the side of the road,surely we would use these for something! Not the same day,but shortly thereafter,we also found 3 bowling balls at the curb!Of course,these also came home-I had ideas!!
Now to the background story
One of my very favorite blog reads and a great source of inspiration,comes from my dear friend,Patty Szymkowicz's,"Magpie's Nest" .Patty's gorgeous photos with her fountain,drew me right in and I said,I want a backyard fountain too!I emailed Patty and she and Mr. Magpie were kind enough to send some photos as well as tips on how they put their fountain together. Thank you sweet friend! We did not have the same materials, but we went right to work looking through our stash to see what we could use.
This is our creation
We gathered a huge old crock,picked up at auction,small fountain from garage sale,bird feeder pedestal,pottery with a crack in the bottom(too pretty to discard)and a bowling ball.
The ball and pedestal I painted with DecoArt paints,and then I sealed both with 3 layers of DecoArt Media Gloss Varnish.
These painted pieces have been here all summer long in all sorts of weather;not to mention the continuous water flow,and have stood up to it all-rather brilliantly I might add!
now some close-ups...
and for those of you collectors wondering about those beautiful rocks...they came from our beloved Lake Ontario shores...including the heart shaped one! a few more photos of these for you...
these are the true colors and show brilliantly when the water is on them!
I have a special love for the fossil rocks as well! Incredible tiny stars on this one!They look like sand-dollars!
|In process herb Zen garden|
I won't go into details here on the assemblage of the fountain as I have much more to show you. However, If you would like to know more-please feel free to email me and I will be happy to share!
Now,I have a few photos of our garden bounty and upcycled veggie stand at work!
Another of my very favorite bloggers and artist friend, Alison Bomber aka Butterfly,of "Words and Pictures", asked me to share photos of the produce when it was up on the stand-here you are,Alison, thank you for asking dear friend!
|I need more signs!|
Riley had a successful crop of Indian Corn this year,so I have been busy bundling!
These green beans,fresh picked yesterday,YUM! Only one container for the stand- the rest went into the freezer-for us!
and the pumpkins and gourds...
can you see the spots of orange? This will be another post as they are still waiting to be picked...
I don't know about you,but I am about done for today!!
Thanks so much for your visit and your wonderful comments-they really do mean the world to me!
Peace and creative wishes,
DecoArt Media Acrylics
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics
DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylics
DecoArtMedia Gloss Varnish
Lumiere by Jaquard~Halo Pink Gold