The top two pictures show the beginnings in '94, the bottom photo is the following summer.
We had this for several years until one day my husband's brother went to lie down in the hammock and it broke. Fortunately brother was fine but the hammock was done. So we decided to change things up a bit. And this is the result.
It even served as a back drop for one of four weddings we've had in our backyard.
This was taken spring of 2010
This year I was feeling in the mood for a change. My husband cringes when I say "I've been thinking". He knows it means work for him.
As you can see we went back to a hammock
My husband basically lowered the platform from a bed to a floor. After I got the hammock and started putting things together I decided I needed a rug. But I didn't really want to deal with a real rug, so I painted one.
I measured the size I wanted then added stripes with the painters tape.
I protected the surrounding area with newspaper and spray painted the blue. I let that dry overnight then re-taped for the green.
I'm pleased with the results. Although it might have been easier to paint the whole rectangle blue and only tape once for the green. But it really wasn't that difficult or time consuming.
It makes for a relaxing area to read or just snooze.
(The paper lanterns have a light, lovely at night. A dollar store score.)
Here's the grandson enjoying some video game time.
Cheers! A toast and farewell to summer.
A Thought to Ponder:" The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking." Christopher Morley