Roadside Find


While out on a family walk, we found an old swing that a neighbor was getting rid of. We brought it home, sanded, stained, finished, replaced some bolts, and bought chain to hang it. Now we have an excellent spot in the shade to sit in our back yard.

The whole project was less than $50 for a good quality swing and was fun to do with everyone in the family other than the newborn doing at least some work on it (lots of sanding help from my daughters).

What a great rescue! Your girls will appreciate getting to relax in the swing after all their hard work. It’s nice to see families working together to accomplish such a nice result. Enjoy!


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

I was going to say “lucky find” but it wasn’t luck behind you seeing the possibilities!!

It is beautiful and will hold a special place in everyone’s heart – “WE did this”

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Awesome. Now your neighbor will drive by, see it and wish he didn’t throw it out. Nice work.

Losing fingers since 1969

there was a show where guys would pick up someone’s throw-aways, turn it into something unique, not necessarily just fixing it up, and then knock on their door, leave the new item on their doorstep and run and hide. .. and video their reaction and realization that it was their “trash”.

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

That sounds really fun – any idea what it was called? I didn’t have any luck searching for it.

Thank you all for the kind comments.

Sorry .. can’t remember and can’t remember where I saw it

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

That took some brain power … phew.


Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Nice work ,very cool

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