Swing Into Summer

Swing Into Summer

I hope you plan to get yourself outside on this lovely Memorial Day! It’s such a nice time of year.  It’s probably starting to look like summer in your part of the world, or, if you live in Phoenix, it’s our last gasp of tolerable weather before we spend the next six months partially clothed and hunkered down in front of the AC, surviving on nothing but sheer will and Otter Pops.

So anyway, here are a couple of outdoor transformations to kick your summer off right! First, a little bench Vivienne salvaged from the dumpster and rehabbed with  spray paint and some wood she had on hand.  Since that back didn’t look any kind of comfy, she whipped up a cushion made from a king size pillow. Summertastic!

And how crazy-fun is this idea from Nicola at The Garden Of Colors, whose son had long since outgrown his swing-set?  But … does anyone really outgrow a swing-set?  It was too hard to say goodbye, so Nicola bid farewell to the primary colors and painted it white to match the existing garden furniture, then hung an adult sized outdoor swing in there instead.  I pretty much want one.

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  1. May 27, 2013 / 4:42 PM

    Both are great! I feel your pain on dealing with summer. Texas isn’t much better than Arizona.

  2. May 27, 2013 / 4:43 PM

    Both are great! I feel your pain on dealing with summer. Texas isn’t much better than Arizona.

  3. May 27, 2013 / 11:05 PM

    What great ideas. I lived in Buckeye for three years and could never get used to not being able to enjoy the summers.

  4. May 27, 2013 / 11:55 PM

    Thanks for putting me on your blog!! Very exciting. We’re in texas so can totally relate to the hunkering! Vivienne

  5. May 29, 2013 / 8:09 PM

    Great projects!
    Just wanted to point out that it’s winter here in the Southern Hem! Don’t forget about us! 🙂

  6. May 30, 2013 / 12:35 PM

    Grazie per aver pubblicato il mio progetto!

    Venite a trovarmi nel mio giardino, siete benvenuti!

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