Saturday, September 24, 2011

Something Simple

One of the simple things that I love about this house is the swing that hangs from the avocado tree in the backyard. It's one of those things that when I saw it for the first time I knew this house was going to be perfect for us.

Mind you the swing is far from perfect. Whomever put it up didn't tie it right at the top so instead of swinging back and forth it kind of twirls and spins. I actually think Finley likes it better that way.

It was just a plain old wood swing before I got a hold of it. The seat is nice and wide so even us adults can sit on it. But boy was it ugly. Fashioned with just bolts and 2 x 4's.

When I saw this on pinterest I knew I had to do it to Finley's swing. I had already planned on painting it at some point, but I love the idea of making it that much more whimsical.

I love it now. It's one of those simple things that makes me smile.


  1. Seriously, can I come live with you? Finley is such a lucky girl to have you for a mom. Love that swing!!