When Maggie Brennan was a toddler she remembers spending wonderful weekends taking part in at park playgrounds.
“My dad would all the time be constructing me cubby homes,” the 34-year-old mum-of-two advised information.com.au.
“I stated to myself once I had children, I might attempt to do the identical.”
It’s the explanation why when she and husband Kieran Brennan noticed an uncommon eBay itemizing two years in the past they determined to snap it up.
The couple bought a second-hand McDonald’s playground for $5000 which, whereas a cut price, was in want of some love.
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“They normally go for about 40 (thousand) model new,” the tattoo store proprietor stated.
“Everybody’s like, that’s so costly and it’s like nicely, probably not when you concentrate on it.
“Individuals spend extra on vehicles and stuff like that, so we simply sacrificed that and most popular to get the youngsters a playground as an alternative.”
The Victorian couple, who reside in Darley, aren’t certain how the playground got here to be on the market on McDonald’s or which one it got here from, nonetheless, consider it was probably bought as a result of play gear being upgraded.
Through the years Mr Brennan, who’s an electrician by commerce, would chip away on the mission alongside his father, additionally known as Kieran.
“They lower the legs off it at totally different lengths and fortunate for me (my husband) is aware of find out how to weld, he is aware of find out how to concrete,” Ms Brennan stated.
They completed and put in the playground of their yard in December 2019 – helpful timing for a worldwide pandemic which might power them to remain at dwelling over the subsequent 18 months.
Ms Brennan helped set up astro turf and panorama the backyard across the playground and this month determined to start out posting videos of her backyard on TikTok.
Movies of the playground have gotten lots of of 1000’s of views, with individuals labelling it each youngster’s dream.
“Jogs my memory of the old-fashioned Macca’s playgrounds from my childhood,” one other commented.
“What a freaking dream,” one viewer wrote.
Ms Brennan stated the playground had proved standard together with her daughters Murphy, 3, and one-year-old Billie, in addition to family and friends.
“They completely beloved it earlier than lockdown,” she stated. “All the youngsters are like, ‘Can we now have Christmas at their home this yr?’”
The couple now had one other mission within the works to rework their property into the final word child’s playground.
“We’re nearly to get a skate park put in as a result of we’re on an acre and half,” Ms Brennan stated.