Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It's All About The (Unused Fountain) Base...

Hi everyone!

I had an old iron solar fountain base taking up space in my garage for the past several years.  The ceramic fountain itself has been long gone, yet for some reason I held on to the the iron frame.  I think you all know how that goes. (Wink, wink, nod, nod!)

I, along with Mr. Bluebird, had gotten tired of kicking the old thing around waiting to do something with it "someday."  Happily, "someday" arrived this afternoon when I made a quick stop in my local WalMart to grab a few things and came out with some inspiration.

Cheap - but it ain't free - inspiration. A beachy turquoise beverage dispenser for $14.00 and a $3.00 geranium from the garden center. Now for the tricky part - brace yourselves, the instructions could get long....I took the fountain base, put the beverage dispenser in the base and then placed the geranium in the beverage dispenser.  Tiring, I know!

 I do plan on either camouflaging the pot or putting the plant in a container that fits the dispenser a bit better.Years ago, I worked for a florist, so I know covering "the mechanics" is an important detail.  In the meantime, I think it's pretty cute and works with the bright colors I've decided to go with for our backyard this year.

Some other backyard prettiness...

Still lots to do before I show you the entire back patio.  In fact, I was working on planting my zinnia patch today....

Hopefully I will have some photos for you early next week.

A special thanks to one of the sweetest bloggers I know, Kathryn over at the Dedicated House. She's featuring one of my recent blog posts on her Make it Pretty Monday link party this week.  Stop on over and check out the  inspiration from loads of bloggers.  Always enjoying partying with Kathryn.

Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. I have a couple of those uh-ohs hanging around myself...that I need to do something with and haven't yet! Your plant works perfectly in there for now....those zinnias are going to be amazing when that patch of them fills in. xo Diana

  2. What a fun a fun idea. Love your flowers.Janice

  3. Wow! What a beautiful, sunny and inviting outdoor space you have, Jane! And I love your creative idea of using the turquoise beverage dispenser as a planter.....looks gorgeous! All your hanging planters look stunning, bursting with color...love it! Happily following you back via GFC:) Happy week! hugs, Poppy

  4. Wow. Everything is looking beautiful. Good job on the birdbath reuse. It makes me so happy to successfully repurpose something.

  5. Everything is gorgeous. Love your garden flowers. Love the re love of the beverage dispenser for a planter. Such a bright and pretty color. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  6. I love all of your pretty outdoor pics! Things are looking good at your house.

  7. Love your outdoor space! Love the pops of color!!! It is a happy place :-)

  8. Jane, I love how you are fixing your back yard. Everything is so bright and cheerful and the colors are perfect. Love your idea for the fountain base and all the ceramics and your flowers are beautiful..Happy Tuesday..Judy

  9. I love the color you have chosen for this summer in your property, it looks beautiful, such a wonderful outdoor space you have!
    thats a great idea to use it for a planter, your flowers are doing beautifully!
    Thank you for visiting me today,