Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I've always wanted a front porch swing...

...and when we found our house in Kentucky I was thrilled to be greeted with a porch swing right next to the front door.
Just perfect...or at least after a good paint job and some pillows it would be just perfect.
I painted it black to match the shutters on my house and red pillows to match my geraniums... I luuuvvv red geraniums.
There is nothing better than swinging on the front porch with my fam and watching a Kentucky summer rainstorm... just perfect... seriously.

19 comments:

Debbie's Garden said...

I agree, sitting and watching a rainstorm is a wonderful way to spend a day. The swing turned out beautiful.
I was born in Kentucky, Muhlenberg County.

Melissa said...

I love your porch swing on multiple levels! Avery and I miss it and hopefully will get to come swing on it in Sept. Love the paint job and love love the pillows!

shortmama said...

Beautiful transformation!

That Girl said...

I painted my swing black for the same reasons. I LOVE the pillows and never thought about doing that. gorgeous!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I do believe that would be perfect! My FAVORITE place, in the world, to be is my Grandmother's front porch swing during a storm (rain, snow, or thunder makes no difference)! Heaven. It's my "Happy Place". Lucky you, that you have your own!

Rebecca

Jill said...

So. Jealous.
Love it!!! Those are my colors!
-Jill

Jaimee said...

That is beautiful! I just love it! Someday I will have a front porch...

debbielee93 said...

oh, I am hoping that I will get my front porch screened in soon!

Jeanne Bee said...

Kathryn, You never cease to amaze me! That swing couldn't look prettier. You have a good eye.

Amber said...

So cute! Amazing what some black paint and fun pillows can do to add character! I love porch swings too. We had one in college and we would sit out there all the time. I wish we had one now!

Kelli said...

I'm relaxed just thinking about swinging on the porch. I love those pillows.

Mandy said...

I'm in Kentucky. What part of KY are you in?

Beth- the mama bee said...

I haven't had a porch swing since i was little. last house I went with 2 rockers on the front porch. Next time, I'm going back with the swing. Good remake. love the transformation.

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Kathryn-nannygoat said...

Mandy, I live in Crestwood (by Louisville). What about you?

Michelle said...

I love the swing!! The pillows totally make it pop! If only I had a wrap around porch.

The Popes said...

Does it hit the house? I have one that I'm about to paint and was going to hang it sideways, but I LOVE your facing out!

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Anonymous said...

May I ask where you found the black/white fabric for the pillows. I have looked far and wide for this type fabric to make a duvet cover for my daughter's comforter. Please email me @ haggermaker4@yahoo.com and let me know, if you will :) Thanks!
~~Tona Haggermaker