It all started with a vacant air conditioner pad, the perfect place for a fountain. So, the great fountain search began. I must have driven 200 miles and visited 10 shops and stores searching for the perfect fountain. On the way home I stop at Out of the Past antiques in downtown Harriman, literally 2 minutes from my house and spied this beauty. I asked the shop owner, “What would you think about that as a fountain?” He replied, “That would be pretty neat.” We loaded it in the truck and I drove directly to Lowes to get what I needed to make a vintage washing machine fountain.
Pat, a Harriman, TN Lowe’s employee, went above and beyond by climbing on the back of the truck to examine the potential fountain. She then recommended the correct size pump and black tubing. She told me it was easy and to prepare to get wet.
The water trickels down the wringer into the tub making that “water fountain” sound. It took maybe 15 minutes and I didn’t get all that wet. Then back to Lowes for shade loving plants. Then we placed mulch and large rocks to hide the concrete pad.
The location of the fountain makes porch sitting even more fun and relaxing. I hope you have enjoyed viewing our vintage washing machine fountain. You can make a fountain too. Here’s what you will need:
- Electrical source
- Container that will hold water
- Another container or object to create the water fall. This can be part of the container or separate.
- Fountain pump and tubing