Get Your Swing On

We’ve made a lot of changes to our porch and the landscape on the front of our house since the time we moved in almost a year ago.  We tore down the porch and rebuilt a bigger one and added some greenery. This is what we started with:


And this was our porch after all that stuff:

A little better, right?!  Do you notice what’s missing?  …something to sit on! We have two rocking chairs that we picked up from our neighbor’s yard sale awhile back.  We’ve been using these, but they don’t match. The light blue one clearly isn’t working. 


We’d been thinking we would make some type of swing to go where the chairs are.  But when we came across some cool hammock swings on eBay for $30 each, we snagged them in a hurry.  Check them out!

We relocated the fern to the other side of the 4×4 pole, and it actually makes the porch look bigger. 

The porch overhang keeps them covered, so I’m hoping they don’t get too weathered.  If we know it’s going to storm, we can easily bring them inside though.  I love the touch they bring to the porch!  Quite a change from a year ago :)

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39 responses to Get Your Swing On

  1. Pingback: New Porch Pronto | Drab to Fab Design

  2. Becky

    Love these swings! I can’t wait to test them out in JULY!!! :)

  3. I love the porch redo, and those chairs are great! It’s looking good, Whitney. I’m taking notes for our exterior updates. Thanks for linking up!

  4. I could sit in one of those for hours–they look so comfy!! And they add a lot of character to the porch, too!

  5. L-O-V-E!!! Those chairs look so comfy! They definitely add a whole lot of charm to your porch, which was phenom before you even put those up! I’m so jealous of your front porch. We want to add one, in probably 20 years when we have the funds hahaha.

  6. Wow! Those hammock swings are awesome!
    P.S. I wish I lived in a 60s ranch! Totally would’ve scooped one up, if there would’ve been one available in these parts.

  7. Those look really comfortable! I like how your front porch came out too! Very nice.

  8. Your porch looks so cozy! We have a porch at our house but we never seem to use it. I always wanted one and pictured myself out there relaxing on it but have yet to do that too often. I need to get on that! I love the new chairs- looks so cozy and welcoming!

  9. I love your front porch – it looks so cozy! I’m a big fan of those new chairs and that rocking chair!

  10. Oh my gosh! I love it! It’s so charming!! I’m looking at options for front porch seating at our house too. Sad we don’t have the space for these!

  11. Your front porch looks so welcoming! The perfect place to spend an afternoon relaxing :)

  12. Whoa..what a magnificent transformation on the porch…Amazing job!!…

    I love the porch hammock swings!..this is the first time I have ever seen them and they are fantastic!…Your porch is perfect for beautiful Florida days…

  13. WOW! i am a newer reader so i hadn’t seen your before/after posts of the front of the house before…the porch is incredible! and those chairs are amazing, i don’t know if you would be able to get me out of them!

  14. Love the swings! That is so fun! I’ve been trying to convince Jesse to get a porch swing, but our porch is kinda awkward and we’d be facing a wall instead of the yard.

  15. I oohed and aahed at the transformation! I am crazy about porches in general (they are very rare in London) but to have rocking chairs and swings on them would be a dream-come-true for me! I also really love the planting out the front, it all looks so inviting!

  16. That looks awesome! It makes the porch look even more cozy and inviting.

  17. Love the chairs! They look so comfy. And I am definitely loving what you’ve done with the porch so far.

  18. Those are awesome! Your front porch is lookin’ great. :)

  19. Love, love, love those swings! Great price! They add a touch of cozy to the porch. You guys have made great progress out there! Good for you!

  20. Sweet find on those chairs! They look like they’d be so comfy and relaxing to be in on a nice day.. And I love me some big, fat ferns!!

    Our front yard is mud right now… so yeah, we have quite a bit of updating to do. ;)