Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Salvaged Swing

My sweet friend Brook found this swing on the side of the road. One man's trash...ya know?

We started by sanding it with the orbital sander just to get the chippy off.  (I never thought I'd say "get the chippy off")  Somethings are just nasty, old, chippy though.  We just wanted to take the old flaky paint off not making it smooth like a baby's bottom.
Sanded and ready for primer.

She picked this beautiful aqua turquoise color to match her super cute seat cushions on her outdoor chairs.  Now she's got a great looking and functional swing for the cost of a quart of paint!
I love it!

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  1. It amazes me the things people just throw away! I'm so glad you guys saved this from the land fill!

  2. I love the color! So fresh looking! This wouldbe perfect for my Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva Party going on right now! Hope to see you there!


  3. How clever! Your bench is beautiful and I love the colour; it's one of my favourites!

  4. Amazing! I need to find a swing on the side of the road and paint it just like that one!
    Thanks for linking to THT.

  5. Oh I love it!! The color is gorgeous! I don't know if I'd rather sit in the swing or jump in the pool! What a great makeover!

  6. Very cool, trash picking is the greatest. I love the color too.

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