Oh, those swings! We love them. And it's not just the children who are thrilled, I was giddy with excitement to get these set up so that I could swing. And the really good news? Unlike most of our DIY projects, this was a quick and painless job given the fact that the swing set frame already existed.
When we first looked at this house last July, I spotted the swing set frame immediately, stacked then with firewood by the former owner, even so, I started daydreaming about the potential. As the winter proceeded, and the firewood was fed to the wood stove, the idea of swings in the backyard started to become an actual plan. With a spring birthday for the Flower, the timing was perfect.
All that was needed for us to transform the frame was a click, click, click on Amazon to purchase the three swings. We also found a use for one of the three very large piles of wood chips on our property, which were wheelbarrow-ed over by a nephew eager to make some extra money (although I think he now officially despises wood chips). On the eve of the Flower's birthday, after she was tucked into bed, the Man hung the swings on the existing hooks and et viola, swing set!
C'mon over, let's swing!