Ombré porch swing


I’ve been meaning to paint something pink, so this project satisfied that urge–times five. The whitewash on the porch swing at our family’s summer cottage had turned dishwater gray so it seemed perfect for a little ombre. I bought Benjamin Moore color samples in a range of five pinks: elephant pink, ribbon pink, strawberry sorbet, autumn red, and italiano rose. I mean, who could resist those names?

This paint job was deeply pleasing but also time intensive and tedious–all those little spaces! I used to painter’s tape to demarcate the ombre pattern on the runners on the back of the swing, which I mention here out of pride (I think it looks swell). I’m hooked now–and considering painting the risers on my back stairwell in ombre . . . stay tuned.

8 thoughts on “Ombré porch swing

  1. Coolest swing ever! And an ingenious idea for the stair risers too! Seriously you are a person of many talents, Margaret!

  2. It especially pleased my five year old granddaughter who was sure that it was painted with her in mind- since pink is her favorite color

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