Restoration of an old fountain

As work commenced on the memorial garden that I’m creating for my partners mother, Susan Dickens who sadly left us on her 67th birthday, January 10th 2022 leaving us with a lasting void. So within the grounds of our cottage was this 25 year old fountain looking very bedraggled and rather washed out. Would of been easy to break it up and buy a new one, but I decided to restore it instead give it a little TLC see what becomes of it?

So after a good cleaning a little sanding down in places to remove old moss and other organic materials, it was ready to be painted, I’ve always sworn by the outdoor masonry Velspar paint from B & Q it’s very hard wearing and looks fabulous, so as yesterday (04.06.22) was a lovely sunny day with a nice breeze, I set about the painting, really pleased with the finished result, the paint went on really well, and really highlighted the newly cleaned details, the lions heads look superb. The fountain is no longer for water use instead will become a planter for an array of beautiful flowering plants, what could of been destroyed is enjoying a new lease of life.

Published by Paul Sargent

I was born in Manchester, UK in 1974, I'd like to say that I have worked hard at this attempt at life? I have had some incredible experiences on my journey up to now, and will continue to make memories as and when I can, I live in Leigh, Greater Manchester, UK with my fiancee and son. My current job is that of a Funeral Director, this current year has been an emotional roller coaster, due to the awful Coronavirus Pandemic, that has devastated the globe, I needed an outlet to shut out the realities of the day! A chance for me to escape perhaps my own sub conscious if only for a moment in time. As I expand my journey as a blogger will continue to open my mind and share my thoughts, I'd like to write about Life Through Ordinary Eyes, an honest interpretation at what I see and feel, what experiences I have had, and to perhaps share things that just might help you or someone you know on this voyage of discovery called life. Oh well here goes nothing. . . . . . . . . . . .

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