Thursday, April 26, 2012

Porch Swing Cosmetics

Old wicker is wonderful, it surely is.  
But, faux wicker is so practical for outdoor spaces.
Our old faux wicker porch swing is almost 10 years old.  We have used it in many places, I featured it on the blog HERE several years ago.  

I love our swing so much that I have recommended the same swing for a number of decorating projects because you just can't beat it for easy maintenance.

When necessary, I can clean this one with a water hose, soap and a scrub brush, and it looks as good as the day we bought it. 

However, the chain and its plastic sleeve are really showing their age now, and it's not good aging. 
So, I used a couple of our cord covers to hide them.

Snap snap snap....problem solved.  :-))

Note: Cord cover is to porch swing as makeup is to women.

Okay, get to making up those porch swing chains!! 

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Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

LaurieAnna: You are right. Real wicker is beautiful but certainly doesn't hold up outside indefinitely. Plastic wicker,(sounds horrible) but works really well. We have two sets that have withstood the elements for 2 winters now..Porch is beautiful and restful..Happy Thursday..Judy

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Laurie, your porch looks beautiful, and what a great ideal to put the cover over the chain. I have an old porch swing I'm wanting to pull out of storage and I love the look of the cover so I will be doing that to mine no matter if the chain looks bad or not . It's a great look! Thanks for the ideal.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Sueann said...

Fabulous!! Love a wicker porch swing. Wish I had a porch big enough to have one. Darn.
Yours looks so inviting.

Julie Davis said...

I have a whole set of white plastic wicker. do you have any suggestions for painting it? It's white now and I'm ready for a change, maybe a nice bone color. I'm worried that theist will peel from plastic!

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

Your front porch swing is just as it should be, beautiful!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I have a wooden porch wing and I just love it! I always wanted a wicker one, by wouldn't trade my swing for anything now. I like your idea for covering the chain. Thanks for sharing!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

LaurieAnna it is just beautiful! I have always loved porch swings and of course the way you have yours all comfy is just the best ❤

ANNE said...

What a gorgeous porch! and I love the idea to cover the chain. So beautiful!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love the chain covers! ♥

Wild Oak Designs said...

Wish I had a good place to put one! Love, love, love wicker...we had some (yeah the real stuff) and the puppies thought that wicker was the best chew toy!
Love the pictures and the way it is set up, you give great inspiration!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your porch is so sweet! I love the swing...we have a wooden one but it does well since we take it done every fall. I do have faux wicker and I love how it cleans up! And it's fun to play with cushions every spring! :)


Anonymous said...

Genius..I love your porch and the way you have it decorated..I am in love with those pillows too..Have a wonderful day..


What beautiful inspiration!

Amy R. said...

Love your swing! I have a cord cover on mine too, but it's white. I love the natural color. Where did you get that one?

Becca@Electricians In Sydney said...

Beautiful roundup of porch decorations for fall!! These make me badly wish I had a porch to decorate, especially the hanging plant in the front. Those, I can do. Thanks for the great inspiration :)