Just A Swangin’ {new swingset …sort of}

So we are spring cleaning and sprucing around here. And with the warmer weather, we are happy that some projects (i.e. painting, more to come on THOSE!) have taken us out back.

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With everything starting to look like it has a little spit and polish, the poor swingset was feeling neglected.

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Kind of sad.

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Well, frankly, decrepit.

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Hubs looked at ordering two new swings and a monkey bar to the tune of about $80, but I like the idea of spending 1/10 that price. Spray paint. Hello, old friend.

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First, I took off most of the peeling paint with a stiff wire brush, then I laid out the chains for paint.

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I gave the chains and swing seats each two coats of spray paint.

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Look at the difference between the before (left) and after (right) rings! Yippee!

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So now the swing chains and seats and rings are all fresh and new (and sealed against rust to boot!).

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SHAZAAM. New swingset. Two cans of spray paint. Eight bucks. Thankyouverymuch.

Anyone else out there have some money-saving tips for refreshing your house this spring? Do tell!

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