Homeowners Jim and Kay Coffey of Missouri upcycled a vintage pickup truck and turned it into a one-of-a-kind waterfall feature for their backyard. We'll give you a second to let that sink in.
According to bloggers Tom and Deborah, who first shared the project on their site , the Coffeys were able to convert two separate defunct pieces of two different trucks (an old cab and pickup bed) into this one-of-a-kind piece.
"I was on Pinterest and came across it," Kay tells Ikaroo.info. "We saw different [fountains] made from trucks and that just got us thinking." Once they found the idea, they set out to find the vehicle, but ended up finding a rusted Ford cab sitting in a field and then a truck bed from a different old Ford.
"The biggest misconception is that it was a waste of a truck, but there wasn’t a lot of the truck left," Jim tells Ikaroo.info. "It was pieced together. One was rotting away in a field and the other had been converted into a trailer, so we really didn’t waste a truck."
After a month of set up and labor, help from their friend Blake, and some handy tips from , the Coffeys were able to build the 24-foot long waterfall and creek feature. The DIYers fashioned the set up using an old cabin, a pickup bed, a catch basin, some liner, and a bunch of rocks and slabs. And this spring, Kay plans to give it even more appeal by adorning the truck bed with flowers and plants.
There's more: In addition to their water feature, the couple also built a backyard cottage and deck, giving them the perfect spot to entertain. The set up also means Jim has less lawn to mow every week, which sounds like a win-win to us!