ellie_may12May 18, 2008

My neighbor was getting rid of one of those metal framed swings from Wal-Mart tonight...the kind with the fabric seats and the fabric shade on top....well I got it. Now I have to figure out how to fix up the seat, because the fabric is torn. Ideas???

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loislaney(Zone 5/6 E. Ore)

We just used the webbing you buy to redo those chairs and lounge chairs that do use the webbing. My husband used sheet metal screws to old it. The hard part was finding enough of the same color to finish it. It looks great.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 9:17AM
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We used wood.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 11:10AM
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Yup that is exactly what I have! I love the vines you have growing on the canopy! Do you have a photo of the underside that I could see? Did you tack the cushions to the wood or are the separate? This is really lovely!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 12:54PM
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Wow! What a difference the vines, wood fence and swing cushions made. Looks really pretty now. Please explain how you used wood on the swing. Luvs

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 12:02AM
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Sorry Ellie I was out of town here is the pics.I used c clamps and ply wood .

C clamps

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 4:37PM
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Thank you!!! That is totally something that I can do!!! I'm going to measure it tonight!

I was thinking that you fastened the cushions onto the wood, but really didn't want to have to leave them outside all the time.

Thanks again!!!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 6:54PM
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I have the same swing. I repainted everything last summer with semi-gloss paint so I can wipe it down. The old stuff made it impossible to wash like the pollen and stuff off. And we removed the canopy. I recovered the cushions last year but that doesn't last and I'm totally against the thought of spending money on cushions anymore. I wanted DH to put wood planks on the frame to create a new swing seat but we priced it and it's going to be cheaper to just buy a new wooden swing to use on the frame. That's the plan now... I'm still using junk to make something nicer, though! LOL

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 8:19AM
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You could take swing off and use it as hanging pot holder it could be cute.Id use 2 tipsy pot and use the top to hold other neat pots.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 11:39AM
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gardnpondr(Zone 8)

or you could do this to the seats. Well in fact the canopy could be done like that to as well I guess. I think I found this link on this forum, not sure about that though! Would be time consuming but neat!!

Here is a link that might be useful: woven macrame lawn chair instructions

    Bookmark   May 24, 2008 at 11:00PM
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Oh now that is an interesting thought....That looks like a lighthouse design on the back of that chair. If I did that, DH would LOVE it! Oh my so many options!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2008 at 11:19AM
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