Happy Tuesday Friends. I have been loving the interior hanging chair trend and have been itching to put one into our house for the past year or so. Well that finally happened a few weekends ago and I couldn’t be happier. I had been looking at several different options online and was about to pull the trigger on one when a few insta buddies tipped me off to a vintage hanging chair at a local antique mall. It had to be mine. I even set my alarm to call first thing in the morning and pay over the phone so no one else would get it first. Desperate much? YES! Because it was cheap to begin with and then 20% off of that! I couldn’t believe what an deal I got. So today I thought I would share how we hung our hanging chair. Most of the pictures I had been looking at online were hung in a kids room, playroom or outdoors but we hung ours in the sunroom and I couldn’t be happier.
Here is our chair. We are in mini demo mode and haven’t laid the new hardwoods in the sunroom yet but you get the idea.
Ill let you in on a little tip. I love a good deal and to be really honest we don’t spend a lot of money on our interior. I would say 90% of the things we have in our home are vintage, used or thrifted. I mean…I am a picker. So, its to be expected, right? When I have a great idea of something new I would like in our home, I first check craigslist.
To hang the chair you will need:
- drill bit
- stud finder
- hanging chair
This was hung with a heavy duty eyebolt like the one (HERE) and I purchased the rope at Lowes just like this one (HERE). Your going to want to make sure your eyebolt is secure in a ceiling rafter. So use a stud finder like the rafter like the one (HERE) to find a stud where you want to hang your chair. Pre drill the spot where you want the eye bolt and then manually turn the eye bolt into the ceiling rafter. We then figured out where we wanted the swing to hang and looped the rope through the eyebolt and tied several knots. There are so many knot options if you look on Pinterest you can find one you like best. Then loop the other end of the rope to your swing and make your knots there. I would recommend not cutting your rope but instead wrapping the extra rope around your knot and securing it. we ended up adjusting it again after because once it had some use the knots tightened making the chair hang lower than we wanted.
I will be blogging later this week about all the chairs I was looking at online for those of you who are interested in one too.
The kids loved the fun chair so much we have them read a story in it. I hope you all have a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by today!