I am so excited to share my porch swing makeover today! If you follow my instagram then you know that I partnered up with one of my most favorite stores in town, GDC Home, to revamp my neglected porch swing into something amazing. About a year ago Josh built the swing and I hadn’t gotten around to designing an ideal cushion setting and was just using random outdoor pillows we already had. Not anymore.
When Josh built the swing he designed it to fit a twin mattress so that it would be roomy and easy to find a mattress. We bought an inexpensive mattress and wrapped it up in mattress protectors. We had been using sheets and throws in the interim until I got around to getting a slipcover. So this project with GDC couldn’t have come at a better time.
I had a fun morning in GDC’s fabric department & workshop (located upstairs in their West Ashley location here in Charleston) designing my ideal cushion situation. I wanted a clean and light look that would obviously be durable enough to withstand coastal weather on our covered porch. I went with a light gray sunbrella fabric for the mattress slipcover and a few pillows so that dirt would be disguised. Then we used white for a couple of bigger pillows as well.
These pictures of me thrown in here fell so goofy. Anyway, for some color I headed to GDC’s Trina Turk outdoor fabric selection and chose the yellow bamboo arches fabric for two big bolsters that I wanted along the sides of the swing. I’m a sucker for a big bolster pillow and love laying lengthwise on the swing with them. For an accent lumbar pillow I fell in love with the blue carmel coastline print by Trina Turk, as well.
The swing is hung with thick marine rope.
The kids, in their pjs still from nap time, couldn’t resist jumping in for a picture, too.
THE BIGGEST THANK YOUS go out to (1) Josh for building the swing and (2) GDC for turning our swing into the dreamy situation that I had hoped for. We couldn’t love it more and GDC’s fabric department and workshop couldn’t have been nicer to work with. If you’re in the Charleston area you already know what an amazing home store GDC is, but if you haven’t yet stopped in to look around their workshop and fabric department then you really outta! Don’t blame me if you spend all morning there, there is so much to see. If you’re out of town, totally check out GDC’s beautiful website.
Photography by Gray Benko.