Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17



Saturday, March 12, 2011

I didn't need a push to try this outside-in project!

This is a fun way to bring a little bit of the outside inside.  Not just because this project is for displaying flowers, but because of what they are setting on.  Go on...take a look!...Do you see it?   


Maybe it will help if I show you how this started out...


I've had it for a couple years and just never got around to hanging it up, but I always had a vision for it...


So I first had to get a little reacquainted with Pythagoras and do a little figuring for placement (think a^ +b^ +c^)!  Then I mounted a couple hooks into the ceiling... 


But the real secret to this project is the double pot system (shhh....don't tell...I'm still working on the patent). I first attached a clay pot to the seat of the swing....
        


Then the ACTUAL pot of flowers sets inside of that....

I think it turned out kind of fun!

Oh, I know what you're thinking, you're thinking about UNDERDOGS!  But the only underdogs for this one is when I'm taking a bath -- it's hanging over my whirlpool bathtub.  

Disclaimer:   I hope you didn't examine any of the photos too closely, but if you did, I know what you're thinking -- YIKES!  But "There's no need to fear!"  (HA -- A cheap Underdog reference).  This is the year I get back to working on my house.  And my master bath is one of the first rooms on my list. I'll keep you posted.  

One more disclaimer:  Sorry about the poor quality of the photos.  I never realized how bad the lighting was in my tub area -- I obviously am not a bathtub reader! 


Midge  



I'm linking this up to Donna's Saturday Nite Special "Bringing the Outdoors In" Linky party at FunkyJunkInteriors 


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7 comments:

Laurel said...

Fun, fun, fun...I LOVE it! Have fun with your other home projects...in April my hubby and I have "committed" to several "lingering" house projects. Crazy how we can be so busy working on things to pretty up other people's homes that ours get neglected...sad but true here...
Take care, Laurel

Stephanie said...

LOVE it! Such a cute and unique idea! I would do this in a heartbeat if I had a lovely old swing like that! Guess I have something new to add to my "keep an eye out for" list. :)

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I love it! What a great idea for that old wooden swing. You have the best junk!!!

Snowman Hill said...

This is a great idea, I have an old metal swing like that. Haven't hung it up anywhere yet, but now I am inspired big time.

dana
:-)

Simply Bungalow said...

Cute idea. I love how you brought the outside in!
~Heidi

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Very Cute idea!! I may be on the look out for an old swing... :)
I am thinking that would be a sweet idea on my porch.
Thanks for stopping by earlier & leaving such a nice comment...
And here's to hoping that spring is coming, spring is coming, to our part of the world... : )

Jill said...

Midge, I have an old swing so similar to that hanging in part of my garden. I think you hanging it inside was ingenious!