I did it. I put together the rain barrel, set it up and I painted it, too. I figured today would be the day, since the weather was supposed to be "cool." Yeah, right. It's 72, which is still hot to me when you're working in the sun.
Anyways, here it is. The only thing I need now is a hose or something for the overflow and it's all done. I painted it blue and black because those were the only colors we had in the shed. I would have picked dark and light green if I had the choice, but... beggars can't be choosers, right? I think it turned out nice nonetheless. I got the idea for the pattern from a website I found online.