THE PHOTO CHALLENGE
My Something New is not exactly New…. I would call it Old New.
It is like New now… but it was old and grimy before.
Seriously! Gross!!! Gigi originally scored this (yes it was a score at the time) at Tuesday Morning for just $60. That really is a steal… even if this swing was never super cute, it really was a great heavy duty and comfortable swing. Those cushions were not removable so she couldn’t bring them inside when the weather was bad. It just sat outside taking a beating in the sun and rain. This is the result of years of abuse.
Well, the structure was still perfectly fine. I meant it when I said this was really comfortable and worth a good spit and polish. So I broke out my favorite tool – Spray Paint!! Actually, before the painting I had to clean this thing…. really well. I also had to cut off the front half of the cushions…. I left the back section (with no padding) because it is what I could use to hold up new cushions – I still needed structure. Then I spray painted my little heart out. This took three coats to cover completely. While it was drying I took a little shopping trip and found the perfect cushions at Home Depot. I also had to replace the carabineers to hold the swing to the base… easy peasy.
And this is how darling it ended up! So worth re-doing… no need to throw it away and get a new one! Pish posh.
And this is my beautiful niece modeling it! (Doesn’t she look like Selena Gomez?).
See You Soon….