Thursday, August 16, 2012

What is Growing on that Thing?!?!

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I know, I know, I know...this thing looks like it needs to be thrown out!  But I love it - the swing overlooks the backyard so it's a great spot to sit and relax and watch the doggie play.  It just needs to be cleaned up!  I have tried dishsoap to clean this monster in the past and it did absolutely nothing.  So this past weekend I soaked it in good old bleach! 

Here it is before:


Yuck...things were starting to grow on it :(



Here it is after:







Bleach is a MIRACLE worker!! Although it didn't get rid of everything that was growing on this beast it sure did get rid of a lot.  It looks so much better!  I know you are all probably thinking...why doesn't she replace the cushions?  Well that's what I originally wanted to do but that would cost a fortune.  So for now I will love this swing just the way it is!

Next week I'll show you the outdoor pillows I made for the swing to help cover up some of the spots.

~Julia




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3 comments:

twelve-O-eight said...

This is so true, bleach (peroxide too) are awesome. I agree the cusions are super expensive. We found that out when the cover for our gazebo was torn in a storm. Easier to buy a whole new one than replace the fabric cover.

xoxo, Tanya
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Julia@SouthernColor said...

Yes, it's definitely easier to just replace the entire swing - I couldn't believe how much the cushions cost! Thanks for stopping by!!

Christine said...

Oh Julia!!! I have to show your post to my sister!! She has the same problem with her cushions!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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