Wheelbarrow Water Feature ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden

Barb Rosen
by Barb Rosen
5 Materials
1 Hour
When I was gifted a vintage wheelbarrow, I knew just what to make. A Wheelbarrow Water Feature!
Wheelbarrow Water Feature
Materials for your water feature!
I first sealed the wheelbarrow so it would keep its vintage patina but not rust. Then into the tool shed I went for an old hand pump and an assortment of terracotta pots I had collected.
Arrange pots and fill with water!
Arrange the pots and fill with water. I designated the large pot to hide my water pump and hold the hand pump. Extend the outdoor extension cord from a GFI protected outdoor outlet to your project.
Thread clear tubing next!
Thread clear tubing up through the pot and into the hand pump. Attach the pump to the other end of the tubing.
Add garden accents!
Make sure the water pump cord is hanging outside of the wheelbarrow. Plug it in to your outdoor extension cord. Now adjust the water flow, if necessary, on the pump and hide the extension cord under some mulch.An easy diy water feature that fits right into the flowerbed or onto a deck or patio! Remember to keep the water level high enough to cover the pump.Dismantle and pack away in the shed for winter if you have freezing temperatures. Reassemble in spring and add water plants for a very special container garden!Please click on my blog article link below for all the particulars! Thanks for reading! Enjoy! Barb Rosen of Our Fairfield Home and Garden
Suggested materials:
  • Terracotta pots
  • Vintage wheelbarrow
  • Outdoor extension cord
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Barb Rosen
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  • Nancy Harrell Nancy Harrell on Oct 05, 2017
    Great project. Did you make the birds you have on sticks(?) or did you purchase them?

  • Kristin Kristin on Oct 05, 2017
    I really like your water wheelbarrow. But, I'm intrigued with your bottle tree. Any chance we can have the directions for that as well? (miahbugs@yahoo.com)

  • Tbi21702212 Tbi21702212 on Oct 07, 2017
    You mentioned that you used Thompson Water Seal, but on the instructions for that it says it should be used on wood base only. How long would it last on the metal wheelbarrow? And does it actually hold?
    Love your idea!

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