Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blind Swing Canopy

What do you do when your swing canopy disintegrates?  The last 2 summers I used sheer curtains and enjoyed the effect but it didn't help keep the rain and birds away as well.  I came across this long plastic sun blind for a $1 at the local Restore.  After I used cotton string to "sew" it on the frame, I realized I could have used the strings from the blind which wasn't needed anymore.  The nylon string would probably weather better than the cotton string.
A paper clip helped thread the string between the blinds.


I think the wood blinds would look great in some settings as well. Just enough space between the blinds to let air flow so it won't act like a sail and let the wind carry it away.

3 comments:

  1. What a clever idea! I'm loving the warmer weather and spending time outside.

    PS Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry it's taken so long for me to visit you back, but I am following you via linky now and hope you have a fabulous week.

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  2. Very ingenious! Nice work redoing the swing, Joy!

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  3. Thanks for this idea! We had to take our window blind off the window so this is perfect timing! I have been trying to figure out how to make a new canopy for our swing---they are sooooo expensive and the fabric I was looking at to make one is $40 a yard before shipping!

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