Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Final Barrel in Place

Last night I pulled the form off the last concrete pad, painted it, and got the barrel in place.



I realize now that because of where the downspout is located, and due to this different style of rain barrel, I could have used a smaller pad and it would have looked better.  Sigh.

I also may repaint it with a paint color that is more the color of the mulch (okay soil) rather than the khaki color that worked so well with the decomposed granite in the backyard...it matches the brick fairly well, but that doesn't really help.

I'd like to add some pavers to try to raise this particular barrel up higher -- I had two layers of cement blocks under it, but I don't think the second one will fit anymore.  I suppose I could shorten the downspout to allow me to raise the barrel.  I tend to want to use water from this barrel for my front beds, and gravity is working against me as the bed is higher up than the rain barrel placement.  Such is life with a sloped yard.

Regardless -- level, stable.  An upgrade.

3 comments:

Victoria - Ozarks Crescent Mural said...

That looks so good! What a lovely rain barrel.

Project Girl said...

Thanks, V. You're a new reader so you may not realize what a long rain-barrel-road I've been on! LOL So, it's nice to call it done. Well... mostly done. :::grin:::

Leigh said...

Woo hoo! I'm back online after 2 weeks of a lightening fried network card and no internet!

That's the prettiest rain barrel I've ever seen. Nicer than what our's will look like. I've learned a lot from your research though.