Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mom's New Project

On Mother's Day, Memere complained that she missed the swing that used to be on the back porch. Mom had to take it down when she gutted the back porch. Mom was planning on painting it.

Since yesterday afternoon turned out nice, mom started sanding the swing. Here is the before photo.

Mom took all the hardware off (some of it she had to hacksaw off because people painted over it). She also took the arms apart to sand them better, and to put it together tighter.

Mom is planning on painting most of it the same blue as the back porch, except for the slats. Those will be the cream color like on mom's bureau.

Mom was also thinking of painting the post between the arm and the seat the cream color as well. Then she will put a piece of foam on the seat and cover it with a nice blue and white fabric she has and finish it off with some nice nail head trim. What do you think?

And of course, while mom was doing that, Lucky and I were enjoying the sunshine. We're not dumb. We let mom do all the work.


Karen Jo said...

I think the swing is going to look great when your Mom finishes painting it. You two are certainly the smart ones to soak up the sunshine while your Mom works.

Suzuki said...

Hi guys!
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Big licks to you

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think if she lets you sit on it, it will look fantastic!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

That swing will look pawsome when it is painted .Mom likes your Mom's ideas too!!!!!!
WE are also very happy for PlusOne's
great grade on the project!!! WOOT!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

What a fun project. The swing will look terrific when all done. How fun to make things pretty. And very smart pups to sunbathe!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good plan for all you guys!
We just got a bunch of wooden furniture from my mom that I need to sand down, paint and reseal. Fun fun!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my goodness!
what a wonderful project! and i love that your mom does not only do it... she does it right.

i cannot wait to see it!

love the colors and fabrics she has planned!

Sandra y Coco said...

Hi! Roxy would you post a picture of the finished project? looks like a lot of work but at the same time it will look great!