Papa Smurf was able to get a nice sized chemical barrel to get us started. Hopefully it won't lead to Meg killing all her plants:) Two cans of plastic spray paint and voila! The lid was a table top Meg had picked up during one of her garage sale hunts. Very necessary to keep the vermin out.
Dad and I were able to manipulate the gutters so the water could dump right in. I drilled 2 holes. One for the spout, one for the overflow. You wouldn't believe how fast this thing can fill up during a storm!
I thought I was purchasing galvanized pipe but as you can see something isn't quite holding up to the elements. Depot guys are geniuses! In no way is that my fault:) I had to extend the spigot outward in order to get the watering can underneath.