Some of you may recall that the property we are renovating was once a preschool, with A LOT of playground equipment made of sturdy 4x4s secured in several feet of concrete. Last summer we managed to remove all but two of those structures. The disposition of each of those reminders of earlier times are deserving of a post of its own.
1. This was the hardest and most time-consuming step. We had to clear the area around the tire swing, which included removing more chain link fence and concrete laden poles and resetting the cockeyed concrete stepping stones.
2. Next, the entire wooden frame got a good scrubbing with concentrated wood cleaner to remove the decades of mold, dirt, moss and algae. To our complete surprise, the wood looked brand new an hour later.
3. While the wood dried, the chain was cleaned and painted with white Rustoleum and the tire was painted a bluish-green.
4. The frame was primed then painted a happy shade of purple.
5. A healthy Boston Fern was transferred into a large, light green pot and inserted into the tire.
The end result ...