Back Porch Headboard Swing

$75
5 Hours
Medium

I couldn't wait to have a swing of my own on our back porch. When I told my husband we needed to use one of the three headboards stored in the garage, he looked at me a little funny. Luckily, he quickly caught on to my vision and was able to make it happen!
By using the headboard as the back, we then created the seat base and arm rests of the swing. Once it was complete, we hung it up with chains, tested it out, and even tumbled out at one point! The whole swing got two coats of Annie Sloan's Duck Egg chalk paint and some beautiful outdoor cushions. Now it is the perfect place to read a book and drink my morning coffee!
After the paint had dried we added outdoor pillows for added comfort.  We chose deep seated cushions for the bottom.
After the paint had dried we added outdoor pillows for added comfort. We chose deep seated cushions for the bottom.
In the beginning we took an old headboard and began framing and building the base of the swing.
In the beginning we took an old headboard and began framing and building the base of the swing.
Once the swing was put together, we added chains and hung it from the porch awning.  I painted it two coats of Annie Sloan's Duck Egg.
Once the swing was put together, we added chains and hung it from the porch awning. I painted it two coats of Annie Sloan's Duck Egg.
Claire @ The Rustic Pig

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  • Katie
    on Dec 9, 2018

    Hi I was wondering what type of wood and design you used for the base? I am wanting to do something like this and don't know what wood to buy and tools and how did you secure it to your porch? Thank you for posting this. Your swing is so beautiful. Great job. Please let me know if it is possible to walk me through making this. Thanks again.

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