Woman transforms tired swing seat into stunning garden feature using budget buys from Home Bargains

A WOMAN has revealed how she upcycled an old swing seat for her sister using budget buys from Home Bargains.

Taking to the Facebook group Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks Paula Bradley revealed how she totally transformed the old garden furniture.


Her sister has inherited the swing with her new house, and while in good condition it was a “little dull.”

But Paula was able to breathe new life into it with a very girl makeover.

Captioning her before and after snaps she wrote: “I finished it today and I have to say, I love it!. I'll be looking for one myself lol.”

She began by sanding down the furniture before spray painting it with Rust-Olem Garden furniture spray paint in Hessian, costing £20 for two tins, and letting it dry for a few days.


The sister picked up the solar fairy lights for £4.99 in Home Bargains, using cable ties to secure them in place.

Adding to the fairytale feel she used fake ivy, costing £10.99 for a pack of six from Home Bargains and the crowning glory of the flowers were £11 for a pack of two at Amazon, while the smaller roses were another HB find at £2.99.

She finished the seat by adding cushion covers costing £5.69, with the DIY fan estimating she spent around £80 in total.

Fellow group members were amazed at her handiwork, praising her DIY skills in the comments.

One wrote: “Looks amazing. I have exactly the same swing think I might need to nick a few of your ideas.”

“So pretty – a lovely upcycle” said another, with a third adding, “Wow that is beautiful.”

In other DIY news, a mum shared how she made a hotel worthy day bed using old pallets.

And this family made a swimming pool in her garden using hay bales.

Plus this dad made a stunning playhouse for his daughter using an Ikea bed frame.

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