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Repurposed Porch Swing

This was a fun to do! All custom ordered from a great couple! They threw caution to the wind and told me to do my "thang" and voila - here it is! Honestly, I was worried I couldn't pull this off at first. A young couple came in and told me they were on the hunt for a new porch swing and decided if anyone could bring their idea to life I could! ( pretty honoured they thought of me, not going to lie) So, they had scooped up some dog beds from a pet store. ( brilliant considering how much normal cushions cost) They were too stinkin cute! The couple threw out some ideas they had, sent me a photo of them sitting on the pillows in the place they would one day like a swing. Told me they wanted something in a Blue Black, and that they would prefer the pillows to be wider front to back than side to side. Makes sense to me! I gave them the option of new wood or a repurposed swing. Crossed my fingers for repurposed and SCORE!!!!! They went with repurposed! So here is the little project laid out all nice for you! P.s. this thing is deep and comfortable and oh so heavenly!

Ask the creator about this project

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Aug 20, 2013

    Magnificent! When is the Discovery channel going to pick you up?!

    • Jasmin
      Jasmin Canada
      on Aug 21, 2013

      @Miriam I LOL! You are too kind Miriam.

  • TJ
    TJ Andover, MN
    on Aug 20, 2013

    really like the custom mixed color. fabulous swing.

  • Christy @ Our Southern Home
    Christy @ Our Southern Home Easley, SC
    on Aug 20, 2013

    OMG!!! This porch swing is amazing!

  • Larose LoganOakes
    Larose LoganOakes Annandale, VA
    on Aug 21, 2013

    Don't you just love people that know exactly what they want and are easy to work with? You did a terrific job and I love everything about the swing. I wish I had somewhere to put one. I have been dying to get our glider back in service. My husband has too many other irons in the fire to bother with it. Oh well! Maybe as a birthday present next month.

  • Chipping with Charm, Laurel
    Chipping with Charm, Laurel Elk River, MN
    on Aug 21, 2013

    LOVE it!! I want one :)

  • Ruth12345
    Ruth12345 Dickson, TN
    on Aug 21, 2013

    Thats really pretty.

  • Lillian Chapman
    Lillian Chapman Canada
    on Aug 21, 2013

    I wish I was talented enough to try something like this. It's beautiful in every aspect, I am sure the couple thinks of you every time they sit on their porch. Really good work, I can't say enough good things about it . Love it love it love it! L:ily C Canada

  • Donna Shipley
    Donna Shipley Placerville, CA
    on Aug 21, 2013

    It turned out great!

  • Trish
    Trish Southington, CT
    on Aug 21, 2013

    This is awesome. Wish I had a porch for a swing like that! And the dog beds for cushions is a great idea. I used to use a similar size dog bed for a 'mattress' in the playpen for my granddaughter, they make great pillow beds for toddlers to snuggle on!

  • Angela
    Angela San Antonio, TX
    on Aug 21, 2013

    This is fabulous!! Wonderful color and love the idea of using dog beds!!!

  • Yvonne McKinley
    Yvonne McKinley West Fork, AR
    on Aug 21, 2013

    This is beautiful....It's something I don't think I could do...sure wish I had a porch.

  • Somewhat Quirky
    Somewhat Quirky Grosse Pointe, MI
    on Aug 21, 2013

    Wonderful, wonderful wonderful!

  • Jasmin
    Jasmin Canada
    on Aug 21, 2013

    Thank you everyone! The way it is suspended allows it to have such a gentle sway more so than a back and forth rock. It's so very relaxing and those dog bed cushions, not only cute but WOW so comfy!

  • Pat Good
    Pat Good Jacksonville, IL
    on Aug 21, 2013

    I so have the perfect place for one of these! I'm sure mine would not turn out so beautiful, as I am just a beginner at painting and need a hand on the securing end! Just love it! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sensible Gardening and Living
    Sensible Gardening and Living Canada
    on Aug 21, 2013

    Love it, I've always wanted a swing.

  • Sara Mahan
    Sara Mahan Canton, OH
    on Aug 21, 2013

    So lovely!

  • Lc With A Very Creative Thinking Mind
    Lc With A Very Creative Thinking Mind Martinez, CA
    on Aug 21, 2013

    I like how creative this looks, and the hanging idea, how great is that. I want to do something like this one of these days it looks very comfortable and smart...

    REBECCA FAUST New Concord, KY
    on Aug 21, 2013

    Great job. I am into vintage embellishments. Yours is very inspiring!

  • Eleanor P
    Eleanor P Brooksville, FL
    on Aug 21, 2013

    Oh, to have a beautiful swing and a porch to put it on. You did a fabulous job!!

  • Connie K
    Connie K Kennesaw, GA
    on Aug 21, 2013

    I love it! I grew up with "porch swings" and I still love them. It's just harder to have one since so many houses don't have porches. If you are lucky enough to have a porch lots of times you don't room on it for a swing. My Dad had a wrap-around porch on the Queen Anne Victorian house he restored. It was perfect for one and I made sure he painted the ceiling of that porch blue! Oh, thanks! I think you just figured out Dad's Christmas present! He is now in a home that is about 104 years old and has a great porch (lots of which had to be rebuilt). That would be great! Oh, and inside this house if the original fireplace inglenook with all the woodworking intact. Wouldn't something like this be great?

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