Rain Barrels- looking for inexpensive, creative ideas...

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Does anyone have a creative, inexpensive, and "easy on the eyes" idea for rain collection? I could spend the money, but I would rather repurpose.

Thank you in advance!
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  • Bgoncalves5670 Bgoncalves5670 on Jun 14, 2017
    Did you look any of them up on Home talk.com so many great ideas.

  • Suzette Suzette on Jun 14, 2017
    Hi Naudical1, Here's a link with tons of DIY ideas!! https://www.pinterest.com/explore/rain-water-barrel/?lp=true

    Have fun!! :)

  • Monica Monica on Jun 14, 2017
    Hi Naudical1 - I am getting ready to repurpose a used hotwater heater for just this very thing! Plan to paint to match the accents on my home and plant some clumping ferns around the base to blend into the landscape. Much of the existing plumbing can be retrofitted with simple spigots for use. Best part is that many folks just want the older units just hauled away. Be sure to check for a solid (non-rusted) bottom on the tank.

  • Lisa Burton Lisa Burton on Jun 15, 2017
    Check out Unicorn Spit...it is a stain/glaze that can be used on wood/glass/metal/plastic.

  • Angela Cosner Angela Cosner on Jun 15, 2017
    Some people sell 55 gallon drums that have been used for some sort of liquid delivery

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 16, 2017
    I searched alternate rain barrels on Homtalk and here are the results. Maybe something here will inspire you.

    http://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=alternate%20rain%20barrels

    HTH