How to Upcycle a Faux Concrete Fountain

Happy Monday, Friends! Fountains are one of my very favorite garden accents--I just love the soothing sound of water trickling! Today I'll show you how to upcycle a fountain that has seen better days...

upcycled faux concrete fountain

Over the years, I've purchased a variety of fountains in my quest for a cultivating a serene garden. It is usually easy enough to replace a worn pump, but what about a damaged or worn appearance? 

upcycled faux concrete fountain

You may have noticed that I gravitate toward wall fountains. In the rocky Texas hill country, it can be a challenge to keep freestanding fountains level, which can affect them functioning well. Overall, I've had the best results using wall fountains. The one I am featuring today was the first one I purchased at Lowe's on clearance before I started blogging. The previous terracotta finish was already worn, but it was further damaged in May's hail storm. 

upcycled faux concrete fountain

I used spackling compound to repair a broken chunk of the faux concrete and  Deco Art Vintage Effect Wash to paint it. Although the fountain hangs in a partially covered area, I will note that I have found the wash to be quite durable. 

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I received this paint as a member of the DecoArt Blogger's Outreach program. See full disclosure here.

After giving the entire fountain two coats of gray paint, I dry brushed the ornate details with white. I'm really pleased with how it turned out! Scroll down to the video to hear how it sounds! 

upcycled faux concrete fountain
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  1. Hi Cecilia,

    I love walk fountains and yours sure is pretty. Paint and joint compound are wonderful things.

    I hope you never have to endure this again

    Cindy

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  2. Cecilia, I think it looks better than ever in its fresh coat! Love the video and sound of the wall fountain. Very pretty!

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  3. So pretty! And I LOVE the sound of fountains:)xo Kathleen

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  4. What a transformation, Cecilia !! Love it.
    Naush

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