Remember back last year when I spray painted these swings for the girls?
As cool as the idea was and as gung-ho as my attempt was to make them more neutral for Sebastian’s sake and our backyard’s, it failed because these days they’re looking pretty darn sad:
Either that or somebody had a pink paint gun party in our backyard without me knowing. I wouldn’t put it past the twins…
So, I’m just going to go ahead and say that Krylon’s plastic spray paint does NOT, in fact, work. Or, maybe it does work but on top of a coat of primer (the can says priming is not needed on most pieces).
Unfortunately, we’ll never find out. I think we’ll just end up power-washing the spray paint off and selling them so that we can maybe make a couple of these: [Image and tutorial over at The Merrythought]
Although I think the fight to swing next might be between the parents and the kids vs. just the kids because they’re super cool, no? Or maybe I can convince Anthony to make several and hang one in every room indoors? Dream on Sheena.
I’m not sure how “high in the sky!” you could get in them though so maybe a couple of these would be better for adventurous toddlers? Sebastian on the other hand fa-REAKS out if you push him greater than a twelve-inch span front to back, so lounging in a diy swing would be right up his alley. Or he could just take up residence in this tire swing* we recently bought so that the girls could swing together.
Whatever way we end up swinging, I’ll be sure to give an update. We still have a couple of months of great outdoor weather down here so time is on our side. :)
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