May 31, 2010

Tree Swing

Currently, I'm in love with all things outdoors...
patios, outdoor rooms, gardens, fresh air and summer.
So today, I'm displaying a tree swing built by my Man.

We found this poor sad little throw-away chair,
$8 at the local thrift shop.

The uphostery was clean and and in good condition so we kept it.
And I really like the retro pattern.
We painted, drilled and sawed.
Now, it's the perfect little hideaway in our secret garden.

Click here for Part 1 of the
DIY: Tree Swing tutorial


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64 comments:

  1. Jen (and Matt), you're a genius...seriously mad props! We totally dig that swing...can't wait to come and use it!

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  2. Wow. What a great idea! I never would have thought to do that. :)

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  3. YES!!!! It worked! Mine next :)

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  4. Fantastic Idea! I love that you didn't even have to reupholster it! Now, if my trees could just get bigger, I could do this!

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  5. What a great idea! I wonder if I could turn an old bench into the porch swing I've been craving...

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  6. How cute. That is really thinking out of the chair!

    Carol

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  7. This is a great idea ! I've never seen one like it.

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  8. OMG! What a great idea!! That is just so fabulous!! Looks good too!!

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  9. I would have never thought of that! What a wonderful idea! It looks so cozy!!

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  10. What a great transformation. I bet it will be much loved by all :-) Not often you find such a comfy look swing!

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  11. So cute!

    Ok...at first I had to laugh, cause we've all seen the photo of the overstuffed love-seat hanging from a tree, in what I like to think is a very 'Red-neck' neighborhood...hopefully,not my red-neck neighborhood!

    But your 'chair/swing' is adorable, and it looks like your man, knew what he was doing and used heavy duty rope!

    Cute, cute, cute...love it!

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  12. Love this and want one. I'll steal it when you're not looking. I've featured you at http://mydeartrash.blogspot.com/2010/06/3rd-edition-of-i-just-dont-get-it-top.html

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  13. This is one of the coolest rehabs i have seen.
    Great Job! I want one just like it.
    Dana

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  14. Must...make...this!! I need a tutorial about the knotting! It is truly wonderful---great job!

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  15. Great idea and it looks great!

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  16. What a fabulous idea...now I just need a big enough tree to put a swing in!

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  17. One word......GENUIS! :)

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  18. Jen! This is so incredible!I ;ll be featuring it with links back to your site tomorrow afternoon 4ish on Blue Cricket Design! Thanks for linking!

    Becca

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  19. That looks great, I would never think to make a chair a swing, but it looks fantastic!

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  20. You should see him, my Man is excited about all the attention his swing is getting. And in a few days, I'll post a DIY, promise.

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  21. I think that might be the cutest darn thing I've ever seen! And we seriously have almost identical chairs in our living room. Hmmmm ...

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  22. What!?!? That is sooo awesome. Wish I had some trees. We only have baby ones. :-(

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  23. That is flippin' AWESOME!!! I want one in my backyard!

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  24. Best idea I have seen lately. I think I may have to be a copycat.

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  25. What a fabulous idea!! So charming and looks like fun too!! I am your newest follower!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  26. That is such a great idea! It looks like so much fun!

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  27. What a cool idea! I never would have thought of doing this.
    xo, Sherry

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  28. LOVE IT. Seriously now all I need is an old school ugly chair to make beautiful and oh wait a big old tree.

    BUT really it is awesome.

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  29. I love this idea! I can not believe you got this chair for $8! I'm so annoyed with the high prices at our GW its ridiculous. It was in great shape already, lucky you.

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  30. How fun!! What a fabulous idea and that chair style was PERFECT for anything outdoors, but a swing?! Brilliant! I never think of things like this...

    Have a great weekend!

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  31. Awesome!! My husbands said to me "well all your blog searching is finally paying off"

    Tomorrow we are starting our hunt for the perfect chair! My hubby does search and rescue so we've already got tons of rope laying around...thrift stores here we come!

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  32. that is very cool. very!
    i would have kept the fabric, too, love that pattern.
    thanks for linking up to "AP Tueadays!" so glad to know you and your blog--you have a great look and name!!:)

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  33. Would you like to swing on a star, carry moonbeams home in a jar...oh how clever you are! And that's an awesome swinging chair!
    Great job!!

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  34. That is an amazing idea!! Now I need to find a trash chair...

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  35. That is a great idea.... sure a step up from the tire swing I had as a kid. LOL

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  36. Great imagination!! I love it!

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  37. That is the greatest idea! I wish I had a tree big enough to hold it!

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  38. Great chair swing. I want to do this with an old bench, make a wing for my sun porch.

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  39. Genius! Super cool idea and it looks fabulous!! Very Creative. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  40. Totally brilliant! And Beautiful!

    I featured you here:
    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunday-postlight-soys-30-favorites.html

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  41. I'll be featuring this today Jeni! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  42. What a totally wow idea! I've just featured you on SNS's sidebar. This is crazy cool! Opens up all kinds of possibilities. Love that it's got a wicker white look too.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  43. This is the best chair makeover I have ever seen. Your pictures are great too.

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  44. That is a seriously AWESOME chair makeover. Genius! I love it!

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  45. So cute! What a great idea!

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  46. I recently started a photo album on my facebook fanpage called "Different uses" would you mind if I posted the swing in that album? I'll put a link back to the blog! Thanks!

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  47. That's brilliant! My kids would love something like that. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Absolutely magnificent. I am adding this to my favs list.

    Cheri

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  49. This is so super great!! I would love more detailed info on how to make my own!

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  50. WOW! I'm in love with this!

    I'm featuring this over at Life As Lori during my Get Your Craft on Thursday party! So stop by and grab my I was featured button if you would like!

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  51. That is such a cool idea. I love the way it turned out. Thanks so much for linking it up!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  52. This swing is so dreamy! It turned out amazing!

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  53. That chair was actually pretty cool to being with. I love the caning. You were so creative to turn it into a swing, though. Sooo cute.

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  54. This is such a great idea!

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  55. This is fantastic! Is there any way that you could give more details? Rope tieing and such is not my strong suit. I have a terrible feeling that the whole thing would either come down or flip over. I know, I'm a worry wort.

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  56. HAD to give you mad props!!

    http://ahuckleberryovermypersimmon.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-wouldnt-you-want-to.html

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  57. FANTASTIC idea! I'm going to be on the hunt for a chair like this so I can try my hand at it!

    AMAZING. :)

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  58. Oh my gosh--that is the cutest! We'll all be trash-picking for a chair like that!!

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  59. WOW doesn't begin to explain how I feel about this swing! AWESOME!!!!!!! My boys would love this, I don't have trees does that matter?

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  60. Hey Jeni-
    I am featuring this on crazydomestic on 10/12. Thanks again for this darling tutorial! I love it!
    -Steph

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