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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