New Porch Swing

The kids catch the bus in front of our house. And let’s face it, it rains plenty here in the northwest. So a little swing under my covered front porch seemed ideal for us. Getting it hung up seemed overwhelming to me though.  Would it stick out too much onto the walk way?  Would it hit the house when someone was swinging?  And what if I can’t find studs in the ceiling in just the right place?

Finally this summer I decided to go for it. I bought a porch swing.

After much planning {and stalling}, I got to work.

The studs were indeed in the wrong place.  I located their exact location {with the help of my drill}.

I primed the 2 x 4 to match the ceiling color and used long bolts to secure it in place.

And once the 2 x 4 was secure, I hung up the porch swing!

Isn’t it perfect?

I love the colors of the flowers against the white swing.

I picked up the outdoor pillows at World Market earlier this summer.

They sure help brighten up our front porch!

I know where I’ll be sitting next week as my kids wait for the bus on the first day of school!!


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funky junk interiors, my uncommon slice of suburbia, home stories a to z, between naps on the porch, the southern institute, nifty thrifty things, todays creative blog, i should be mopping the floor, sew much ado, the shabby creek cottage, house of hepworths, miss mustard seed, aka design, shabby nest, at the picket fence, chic on a shoestring decorating, serenity now, six sisters stuff, serenity now

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  1. Oh my gosh — how adorable! I just love the pillows you used, too. It looks great!

    • Oh thank you! I’m loving it too. Can’t wait to have an excuse two times a day to sit on it when the gets go to and come home from school! :)

  2. SUPER cute! Love it!

  3. How lovely, Jen. Wish I was sitting there swinging right now! Featuring you today over at The Tuesday Ten:
    Thanks bunches for linking up yesterday.


  4. Looks like such it! I came over from BNOTP !
    Thanks, Helen

  5. Oh I love it – thanks for the inspiration!

  6. hilarious! my two year old son keeps telling me to show him the chair again and that he wants to sit in in! he’s sitting next to me on the couch. i LOVE the swing and the bold colored pillows against the white! i think it appeals to all ages too so way to go! : )

  7. What a pretty space and the pillows you chose are gorgeous!

  8. I could just imagine curling up with a cup of coffee…and the dog… watching the sun rise/set from there…love it!

  9. Love it!!! I also live in the Northwest and this looks like the perfect place to sit and relax :) Hope to keep in touch!

  10. really beautiful, functional, and fabulous!

  11. This looks so inviting. I’ve been trying to find a good price on a porch swing, but nothing yet. Where did you find yours?

    • The porch swing is from Lowes. I think it was regularly about $100 – but got ours on sale for maybe $85? I’m sure it won’t hold up forever. But I figure we should get a few years out of it (our porch is covered) – then I can replace it with a better one. We were just concerned one wouldn’t fit or couldn’t hang it up correctly with our beams….so we went cheap for the first time. And I knew Lowes would take it back if it wouldn’t work for us.

      We love it! I hope you can find one too! Check online since summer stuff is out of the stores.

  12. Ps -I stopped over from Serenity Now.

  13. It is perfectly beautiful!


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