Swing Along

I can’t believe how fast summer is going.  It seems like yesterday I worked on this corner of my porch, but it’s been over two weeks.  I finally got the paint for the swing on other half.  I found it in the “oops” section at Lowes.. It’s a pretty mint green.    Here’s the swing that needs updating.  I bought it a few years ago at a yard sale for $20.00.  I never painted it but realize it’s time for a new look.

So, I cranked up some mood music to get me going and let the paint party begin.  Two hours later and this is the new look:

Added a few extra items to cozy up the space and here it is completed;






The chain and iron arms were spray painted silver metallic.  The little marble top table (belonged to my belated grandmother) use to look like this but was updated with a quick white spray paint.  It use to have a glass top but I broke it..(uggghhh) luckily I kept this marble piece that was on another table that has been disgarded.. (the hoarder in me) – so I married the two and they look pretty good together.  The blue bottle (Italian made glass) was a Goodwill find for $2.75.

It’s a perfect place to kick your sneakers off and gently swing while reading a magazine

The wicker stool was picked up at a yard sale while I was in Jersey last week  for $3.00

The vintage macrame plant holder was a thrift store find for $2.00.   I’ve been contemplating to have the caribbean  art framed.. I decided I will once I find the right frame for the right price.

The only thing left is to find the perfect light fixture to complete the look.. I’m still hunting and will be happy when I find it.   But in the meantime, I’ll just swing along in another cozy (thrifted) space.



6 thoughts on “Swing Along

  1. You seriously know how to capitalize on a bargain! I just bow to you with the utmost creative reverence!!! First, how lucky to find an actual porch swing at a yard sale! And then for you to find the “oops!” paint to finish it off…the thrifting angels were smothering you!!!

  2. This updated color on the swing is fabulous. That really makes it look clean and new. You know what would be great? If you could find a Caribbean blue rug! You are really good at find things, but it would probably have to be an outdoor rug. Now that would be a really lucky find! Everyone is right about that pillow; it has great design. I love this space for visiting with friends on a hot day. Gee, I wish I could stop over!

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