Charming Porch Swings & a Clever Pinterest Chair Swing DIY Project to Upcycle Old Furniture

Charming Porch Swings & a Clever Pinterest Chair Swing DIY Project to Upcycle Old Furniture

Craft a Swing From an Old Chair


Enjoy your back yard more by crafting a charming swing from old chair.  We all lose a favorite piece of furniture, or come across a slightly broken but beautiful item at a sale.  Why get rid of it, when you can re-purpose it into your own DIY garden glider?




How to Make This Charming Chair Swing Yourself


You can recycle any old chair easily.  Simply remove the legs, drill two holes at the front of the seat and two holes on the seat back as shown above.  You can alter your placement depending on your chair’s style, and even use two or more ropes for security.  The last step is to find a good rope and weave it through your holes and fasten securely to a tree.  


Voila!  A Do It Yourself garden project as fancy as you would like to make it. You can use this DIY inspiration when a favorite chair breaks, or to create an amazing prop for photography sets and photo shoots.  This idea would be so romantic with an old rocking chair, perhaps painted white.  I’ve even seen stuffed armchairs strung up in trees, mostly by intrepid portrait photographers.


Cozy Chairs & Dreamy Porch Swings


If you love the idea of a charming garden swing but Do-It-Yourself isn’t your thing, keep scrolling down for some seriously adorable porch swings and cozy chairs that you can click to buy – and not have to build.  Browse through the widgets for the best styles available for your back yard or garden.  

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Spring is a great time to buy outdoor furniture and garden accessories.  You can take advantage of the winter prices and discounts on last season’s styles that will still look amazing this summer.


Shop This Charming Weather-Resistant Swing from Plow & Hearth


Like this adorable swing from Plow & Hearth for less than three hundred dollars.  “For porch, covered patio or yard, the easy care resin wicker swing means real summer comfort. You’ll love its clean lines, timeless style and inviting design. But the best part is that it’s beautifully hand-woven in all-weather resin on a sturdy powder-coated steel frame for long life and low maintenance.”  Sounds perfect to me!



If you’re a floral kind of decorator, you might love something cozy that’s still chic.  Tiffany blue and flowers make a great combination in this plush outdoor chair from Neiman Marcus.  At only $225, it’s something sophisticated you can do for your outdoor space that won’t hurt your wallet.



There are so many charming styles to choose from, in a range of price options.  From absolutely free when you recycle and Do It Yourself, to budget friendly backyard options, all the way through luxury hand-crafted furniture for opulent vacation homes, everyone can enjoy a charming outdoor living space.


What Do You Think?


Would you try the chair DIY, or maybe it’s already on your list?  Do you love the idea of a cozy outdoor chair, and which porch swing would you want sitting outside your dream vacation home?  So many choices, tell me in the comments below!

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