After wandering through the hardware store, I came out with: chains, eyebolts, nuts, washers, painter's dropcloth, lumber, metal bucket, bubble wrap, and colored duct tape. All for the same project - crazy!! But it all pulled together for my amazing Reading Nook Hanging Chair.
I LOVE the look - it's the shiny hardware that makes the biggest statement:
Want a quick tutorial??
--First, I spray-painted a dropcloth orange. I did this because everything had to come from the hardware store - normally I would have just used a fabric that I liked.
--Cut 3 pieces out of a 2x4 - mine short ones were 12 inches, but I don't think they needed to be quite that long. You'll need one 18 inches long as well. Paint and set aside.
--Cut a piece out of the dropcloth. 12 inches wide and long enough to drape to where you'd like it. Then fold over each end to make a pocket for the 2x4 - make it a little big so a bolt can fit in. Refer to the picture: