We went to Ikea this weekend. (I know, I know, again???) This trip, though, was more of a, "well, we are passing right by it...what do we need?" kinda thing. And the answer, it seems, was:
- a larger drum shade for the mudroom
- a wooden deck box for the Bun's sandbox toys
- hooks of the type you see above you
Yes, I am thinking of installing a swing in the mudroom. Why the heck not, right?
My plan could still fizzle, as it almost did when Ikea was out of the Ekorre swing...but the post I liked to above makes it seem like I can get this done for about $30 and a trip to the hardware store. So, we will see this weekend if JWH is up to the task. I could also just buy the Ikea one on eBay for $40. Still thinking on that...lazy versus frugal....hmmmm.
And, I'm also considering a less dramatic version of this, still using the hook, and still mounting a child-play thing to the ceiling. How about...
A climbing rope?
This kind of plays right in to JWH's plan to make her a world class climber by age 8, so I would not be surprised if we go this way. But, we need to consider safety, too. You typically do not come crashing to the floor from a swing, but a rope is another story altogether.
Any opinions welcome.