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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

You Tell Me.... No. 1

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I recently posted about pictures of my Projects in the Works. A few of them I'm spinning my wheels on. Just can't make a decision. A number of you have passed along great ideas for previous projects so I decided to create a new series, You Tell Me.

First in the line-up, the old wooden swing. It's in the process of being sanded right now but what's next?

You tell me....

Color Choice free polls 

What to do with it? free polls 

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  1. I think you should dry brush it white, then sell it for a good price my friend!! Or, you could keep it if you really want it?!! Lol!! I hope this helps you out?!!!

    --- Jess XOXO

  2. I think you should KEEP IT as everyone needs a porch swing to relax away the days cares and I think paint it the same color as your front door!HA!

  3. I have a swing just like that one. I gave it to my husband for our 25th wedding anniversary, 30 years ago. I have painted it several colors over the years. I want to paint mine yellow. It has a blue, chartreuse and yellow design. Decide what color scheme you want for the area and pick a bright color from that. I hope to see the finished project. I hope to paint mine when the weather cools off.
    I am a new follower thru Google+.

  4. Hi Becca, I voted for white because I had a swing just like it in white and I loved it. Of course, if you're looking for a pop of color blue or vintage green is always fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Thanks for linking up at the Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share linky party, hope you stop by every week! I really appreciate your support and encouragement .
    You still have time, the link is still open!!!!

    Be Sweet~
    Christina at

  6. Well, I voted, and it seems most everyone voted the same! I have a similar swing and have just added a cushion and lots of pillows. I'm linking to day at DIY'ers, too - found you there. I'm posting lots of easy pillows this week, as well. I haven't painted my swing, but it's always a possibility for the future. ;-)

    1. Thanks Kim! That will be the next step, adding lots of pillows!

  7. Beautiful. I'd love to see what you do with it.

  8. I am having serious porch swing envy....would looove one-just don't think it would look just as good in rainy Ireland!!

  9. If I had a proper porch, I would have a porch swing! I'm guessing based on your gallery that your door is red? I say natural or white - and keep it, of course!

  10. Can't wait to see what happens with your bench! Thanks for sharing @ Dolly Creates!


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