Another success, after 30 years.
My parents and my maternal grandfather owned about 40 acres for a several years and we had camp outs and cookouts on this land over the years. On this land was an old, non-working pump (see picture above)
When they sold off this property in the early eighties I got the old pump off the land and planed to turn it into a water feature. Ok, so 30 years later and having moved it to various places I lived and even using it as yard art at one house I have now made it a water feature.
I know mom would approve, especially after she enjoyed our first one we built-in the late 1970’s (see photos)
Here the old pump is getting its base coat of paint, a color called Rosemary but I was going for that green of aging copper. Ok, real reason was that this was a paint that could go over all the rust.
I still scraped it with a wire brush for a couple of hours then washed the entire pump.
Final coat of paint, for now… This color is called aged copper, someday I will do more research on this line of pumps and find out what the true original color was when it was made but for now loving this fabulous look.
It is now up and running and looking fabulous!