Sunday, October 7, 2012

my porch swing

i've always wanted a porch swing. always.
one of the many reasons we bought our house is because i loved the large porch.
only problem is that i couldn't find a porch swing that i liked. most of them were cheaply made or way out of my price range. so i put husband up to a challenge. and boy did he rise to it!

back in may, while i was in NYC with my sisters for a week, i left david with a pile of scrap wood from pallets that i had collected off the side of the road.

you will not believe what he came up with. i was imagining a rustic, simple swing.
feast your eyes on my favorite part of my home:

not only did he sand and shape each piece of wood so carefully, 
but he carved this beautiful rose design  using a dremel. i'm in love. isn't it gorgeous?
 the dremel work took a really long time. his artistic talent really amazes me.

david didn't follow any plans, and just came up with this. can you tell how impressed i am?
i chose the color. it's catalina mist by kryon spray paint. we use this swing ALL the time. every morning and afternoon, we all pile on it to wait for the bus for k.

and just for fun, here's a before and after of my front yard. my garden is a work in progress,
 but look how much it's changed since we moved in.


Amanda and Steve said...

I love the swing! And you're in the South - of course you have to have a porch swing!

The Bradley's said...

I'm amazed and thoroughly impressed. The artistry is incredible! Love it!

Nicole Trettin said...

He did an amazing job! I love the porch swing and your garden!

Kristina said...

Oh. My. Goodness!!!! Beautiful and SO Shalynn!! What a great hubby. Aww.

Winn Family said...

seriously, I LOVE that swing. David is so amazing! Good job being great guys!

The Mathews Family said...

I die! I would be a happy girl if I could hang out with you for an evening on your porch swing and chat.

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Just gorgeous! He did a fabulous job! I love the sweet little details and the color too!

Angela said...

Wow David is very talented and you are a lucky girl! LOVE the swing!!!