I mean, come on...everyone, young or old, should have a swing in their house. : ) I did a lot of research on building a swing...only because I am awful at building things. I found most of my information from here. It took about a few hours. I think I spent more time decorating it than actually building it. If you are going to be putting a swing in the middle of the house, you might as well go all out, right? I imagine this magical swing in the middle of a forest...covered with vines and moss with wild flowers growing all over it. Actually I used to have big branches around the swing...like an archway. I spray painted them then had fairy lights all over them. It was beautiful!...but no one taller than 5'6 can go through my dinning room without poking their eyes out. So out they go.
I can detach it when I have parties but usually it is always there...always ready to take you to far away places. There is something very romantic and whimsical about it, isn't it? I am not quiet sure why. Of course, for the girls, it is just their everyday life.
Both of the girls can fit on it. I haven't try sitting on it yet. I really want to but I don't want to tempt fate. How funny would it be if I brought the house down? Actually not very funny at all. I am constantly asking my friends if they would like me to build a swing for their kids since everyone always fight over it. So far no takers...I guess no one is crazy like me.
I love this little corner of the house. The antique day bed used to be in the living room but since Ms. Fancy Pants took its place, it is now resting in this corner. It is the perfect place to cuddle up with a good book. Whenever we have guests over, children always love this little spot. I see them swinging away...their minds and imaginations taking them to strange and wonderful places. I see them giggling on the daybed...lost in their own little worlds. It truly is a wonderful sight to see.
Normally, this is what it looks like.
I am in the middle of painting a vanity and doing another "it sounded good in my head but it may or may not work at all" kind of project. It is either going to be a total bust or amazing...think of my fridge project. I hope everyone is enjoying these longer days. I am counting down the days until I can garden again.
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