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October 22nd, 2008 in member junk     
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Vintage GE School Drinking Fountain turned Bird Bath Fountain

Vintage GE School Drinking Fountain turned Bird Bath Fountain


This is so neat to post photos of my ideas and projects.

It's so nice to see ALL the other JUNKIES out there.

My profile photo is a Vintage General Electric School Drinking Fountain that I got at a auction for only $10.

I brought it home and gutted it out (with the help of my husband).

I primed it, painted it, put in a 5 gallon bucket, filled it up with water and put in a water feature pump.

VIOLA! Its a Bird Bath.

The birds love it!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Deidre Norris
posted in: member junk, garden, outdoor spaces, turquoise, paint, bird bath, 60s, fountain

Comments (14)

pennyzw writes: what a cool thing to do with a salvaged drinking fountain. how creative!!! Posted: 11:03 am on May 2nd
QueenofGreen writes: I love this lots! By the way, I have an old oil/kerosene heater like yours to the right of the fountain. I want to take the insides out and place a pillar candle inside so light comes from the top and the little front grate. But everything is welded together! Posted: 8:16 am on March 15th
RobJ98167 writes: I repair those damn water fountains at work, this makes me smile! Posted: 9:08 pm on February 21st
csudderth writes: What a neat way to use an old water fountain. Welcome to the site--can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Christy Posted: 9:11 pm on October 27th
suewhitney writes: This is sooo cool! Love it. Thanks so much for this idea and welcome to the site.

Happy junking,
Sue Posted: 10:40 am on October 25th
DumpsterDivingDiva writes: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

For ALL of the wonderful welcomes and comments.

I'm already in love with this site.


Posted: 11:54 pm on October 24th
Chovey writes: VERY COOL!!! I would probably put this inside my house!
cynthia Posted: 2:52 pm on October 23rd
MimiToria writes: You go girl!!! Welcome to the site and post often. This is such a fun project you've created. And to think that now you've spurred another junk style member to get creative with one that was featured just that day on Craigs List was perfect.
Keep posting as it sounds like you have lots to offer this already great Junking site.
Gretchen Posted: 12:15 pm on October 23rd
KimberlyMelamed writes: Well a big 'Hello' and 'Welcome' to the site Deidre! Glad you found us. Love your style and can't wait to see more!

Happy Junking,

Kimberly Posted: 10:35 am on October 23rd
shabbychick writes: Welcome to the JunkMarket! Your bird fountain is too much fun! Great idea.

I checked out your photos and LOVE your glass garden flowers!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 8:51 am on October 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Fantastic idea and welcome to this site! Your shop looks amazing and would be a dream come true for me.

Can't wait to see more of your posts!

Candy Posted: 8:27 am on October 23rd
junkinhart writes: How COOL is that!! and think of all the stuff you pulled out that can be made into something....... great find!!

Welcome and thanks for sharing your project......I checked out your website, can't wait to see more of your one-of-a-kind inspirations and creations! You found the right site for creativity!

Cindy Posted: 7:49 am on October 23rd
LuAnn writes: Welcome aboard. Glad you posted this cool project. Would you believe I was on Craig's Free List this morning and there was an old drinking fountain out there. Now I know what can be done with that. Great idea.

Welcome again--enjoy!

LuAnn Posted: 4:53 am on October 23rd
junkrat writes: THAT is cool...
i love it, too!

ratty Posted: 3:16 am on October 23rd
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