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Casual Friday + Our Hanging Chairs

June 2, 2017  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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School’s out, the warm weather has finally arrived and we’re soaking up every second over here. This also means we have a lot of outdoor projects and posts coming up including building a big front porch swing, an outdoor kitchen, adding a play set to our yard (more on that in a minute), a look at the budget outdoor dining space we did for my parents, and a few additions we made to our own deck.

Hanging Chair | Chair Stand | Draper Navy Cushion 

Speaking of which, our new swing chairs have popped up on my Instagram stories a few times over the last couple weeks since we got them and I have been getting so many questions about where they are from. I was initially going to wait to talk about them until a full post about the deck, but they are on sale this weekend–so I can’t resist!

We purchased two of these Swingasan Hanging Chairs  which are currently 20% off (as well as the stand and cushion I linked below the photo). When we were on the hunt, it was hard to find any hanging chair under $400 and many are $500-$600! And we wanted two! We were so thrilled to find these in the $200 range. We absolutely love them. They are even spacious enough for taller people like me and Chris–and all of our guest seem to gravitate toward them, too. A terrific, budget-friendly option.

Other Fun Things this week! 

• @KirstenKrason’s swing set makeover she shared on Instagram this week inspired us big time! Since we’re having a baby in the next couple months, a swing set has been on our before-baby-gets-here list, as a special gift for Greta and Faye and something we can’t wait to see them all playing on as the years pass. The one Kirsten customized from Costco appears to be sold out online, but this one is really similar (and a great price!). Since our girls are really big for their age (Greta is already the size of a 10 year old), we went with this one, by Gorilla Playsets, which is rated for older children. I knew I wanted to paint or stain ours in some way–but now I can’t wait!

• All my favorite colors in one color scheme and house!

This mud cloth pillow with tassels is $26 (currently 40% off) and oh, so. cute!

• A reader alerted me that our bedroom was in one of those silly Buzzfeed quizzes this week!

The quiz is called, “Build The Perfect Apartment and We’ll Sort You into A Hogwarts House.” (I got Ravenclaw, and of course the bedroom I chose was our own.)

• All the heart eyes for this swim coverup (under $30!)

• Lastly, back in December, Frigidaire came to our home and shot a few commercials with us over two days, featuring our dishwasher. They switched PR companies and we just assumed they had dropped the project, but then one just popped up! You can watch it here if you’d like.

 

Have a sunny weekend!!

What do you think?

  1. Brooke Perron says:

    Have you had any problems with your hanging chair leaking rust from the interior metal? We have the same chair and it leaks orange rust after rain.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I love these posts! Special thanks for the swim coverup link…I had a baby last August and have lost the baby weight, but I’m not comfortable in most of my old bathing suits, so will likely be sporting plain black one-pieces this year. That coverup looks like just the thing to add some flair while providing good coverage. Would love to see any other suggestions you have for mom-friendly summer attire.

  3. […] Casual Friday + Our Hanging Chairs – This also means we have a lot of outdoor projects and … Chairs which are currently 20% off (as well as the stand and cushion I linked below the photo). When we were on the hunt, it was hard to find any hanging chair under $400 and … […]

  4. […] Casual Friday + Our Hanging Chairs – … our yard (more on that in a minute), a look at the budget outdoor dining space we did for my parents, and a few additions we made to our own deck. Speaking of which, our new swing chairs have popped up on my Instagram … […]

  5. Amanda says:

    I don’t have kids but I can’t wait to see what you do with the playset. And I’m obsessed with that Denver home.

  6. Lauren says:

    Bought the pillow, just what I’ve been looking for in style and price. Thanks Julia!

  7. Kates says:

    Did you notice they had the blog wrong on the photo of your bedroom? It says Via blog.oakfurnitureland.co.uk! I would totally pick your room over the 4 shown!!

    • Julia says:

      Yes! A little annoying, but I noticed Oak Furniture Land doesn’t do the best job at crediting, unfortunately.

  8. Love your top two, I actually saw that playground transformation a few days ago and haven’t stopped thinking about it since we are on a hunt for a fun playground and playhouse too! And the Denver Tudor by McGee & Co has been my favorite of their work since she posted a sneak peak of the kitchen on her feed! Just fun to see others living the same things I do:)

  9. Sarah says:

    Could you please tell me where you found your daughter’s darling winking eye shoes? My daughter had a pair of tights with a winking eye that she loved and wore right out!

  10. Corine says:

    Your Fridgidaire commercial! I love it! And those swinging chairs are soooo dreamy. Great roundup!

  11. Jessica says:

    I have to give a shout out for the swinging chair as well! My husband bought me the same one 5 years ago for my first mother’s day and it’s held up so beautifully. We used to live in CA and now we live in NJ. We’ve always just left it outside in all weather and it’s still in the same shape as it was when we bought it 5 years ago. It’s my favorite seat to sit and watch the kids!

    • Julia says:

      That’s so good to hear!

    • Stephanie says:

      How do the swinging chairs attach? Does is attach to the frame or would it need to attach to a ceiling or similar structure? Thanks!

      • Julia says:

        We don’t have a ceiling or tree out here so we got a stand for them (linked here, too) but if you do, it comes with the hardware to hang it from an existing structure or tree.

    • ELIZABETH says:

      Do you bring it inside for the winter or by “all weather” do you really mean ALLLL weather? I’m in Wisconsin and would love to get one of these for our roof deck, but we just don’t have the room to store it inside during the winter. We would of course bring the cushions inside, but I’m curious how the rattan would hold up to the cold/snow.

  12. Mara says:

    Did you see Emily Henderson’s fort/playhouse in her backyard? She rounded up a ton of ready made options too.
    Best of luck in the playhouse makeover! So many look like an eyesore in people’s backyards, I’m sure yours will look amazing ????

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