I swear, sometimes when Seth and I get in a fight I think to myself…is he just fighting with me so that he can sleep on the couch?! Sleeping on the couch is no threat for CHACK…it’s a freaking treat. An OASIS! He comes from a long line of couch sleepers…once when he was giving me a tour of his room while we were in high school he said that he didn’t have a “designated” bed at his house. I mean WHAT THE?! He and his 3 older brothers were all packed into one loft style bedroom and beds were a on a first come first serve basis. He even showed me a cubby in the wall where his brother Sam slept. Seriously? bunch of ragamuffins. I honestly could have cared less though. I was just thinking ENOUGH with the tour, pick a bed… and lets make out already! ha ha!
When we made this swinging daybed I knew I was in for trouble. I GUARANTEE that I will wake up on some hot summer night-look to my left and realize he’s not sleeping next to me and find him snoring away on this thing.
This swing was so fun and easy to make! It took us about half a day and only cost about $120 for all the wood materials. Big man “Chack” got a new chop saw for Christmas and it was time to take that baby for a spin…How we ever did projects with out one is a mystery to me. We were living in the straight up stone ages! We used THIS DIY for inspiration but made a few modifications to the railing and added 2 long 2x6 pieces of wood beneath the bench for extra support. We drilled holes into the 2x6 beams and then knotted and strung the rope through the holes so that the bench could be suspended more evenly with the 4 pieces of rope. I like to find a DIY that is closest to the look I’m going for ( they are never really ever exact) and then I put my own little spin on them. For our bench we knew we wanted to use a twin mattress and THIS daybed cover from World Market so I made all of the measurements accordingly. Here are some pictures of the process…
SO EASY! A few cold beverages in and we were basically done…what can I say? WE LIKE TO PARTY! Funny how the definition of “party” changes drastically when you have kids…and when Guy takes a nap, thats when the real party begins! Good God, I used to be so fun…what happened to me! Now the highlight of my day is a toss-up between watching the DR. Phil show, drinking a glass of wine (cough, cough) or being tucked into bed somewhere between 8-9pm lol. NO. NO. NO. All joking aside, my favorite parts of the day are caught up in the simplest little things like when Guy reaches up for me to swoop him into my arms, tackling a new project with my best friend, or Guys raspy laugh as he runs down our hallway…never gets old. Our home is our happy place. It’s more than just a house to me. So every time we create something new I love it that much more. Im a bit of a “Sentimental Sally” (just a smidge) but, I can already envision all the sunsets, snuggles, bottles of wine, long conversations, and memories made on this swinging bed.