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Rope Wrapped Chain for a Porch Swing

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in outdoors | 10 comments

I’m really not much of a detail person.

I’m more of a “Big Picture” kind of girl.

I think it’s because I don’t make time for details.

I like to move on to the next project.

I have a lot less OCDand a lot more ADD.

But let me tell you…if you have a porch swing that is hanging with chains…

…you should take 1 hour…and find some rope…

…because this little detail is worth your time!


Rope Wrapped Chain



2 bags of rope

hot glue


This size worked well.

Rope Wrapped Chain

I tied a knot at the top of the chain and started wrapping.

Rope Wrapped Chain

I wrapped until I reached the end of the chain and tied another knot.

Rope Wrapped Chain

There were 2 chains that attached to the swing,

so I went back to the top of the bare chain and looped the rope into the chain…

Rope Wrapped Chain

…and finished wrapping the extra section.

Rope Wrapped Chain

Then I dabbed hot glue on all of the knots.

Hanging a Porch Swing

It’s a small detail that made a big difference.

And no…this is not my back porch…this space belongs to a good friend of mine…and I was lucky enough to decorate it!

You can see more of her beautiful back porch **HERE**

Life to the full!


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  1. Oh do I identify with the ADD thing, shiny things seem to distract me easily when I am trying to accomplish anything 🙂 This looks so pretty Melissa, great idea!!

    xo, Tanya

  2. This looks so good, Melissa!

  3. BIG difference indeed…LOVE this idea!!

  4. Oh how I love this look…maybe I should try this idea.


  5. Great idea to soften chains,protect hands too. Love those rockers you painted last year. I’d love to have our deck closed in/screened. Could sit out at night and watch cars on road going out to I-70. Can see cars going east west from our back deck also and it’s 2 miles away.
    Hey your back yard is every bit as nice as one shown. Someday you’ll have screened in porch. Have great week and hope your Mom is doing great.
    Happy days

  6. That looks so sweet done up with the rope like that. Don’t you just love a porch swing? Our kids love the one we have- xo Diana

  7. It looks so pretty! So finished! No finger pinches on the chain either! Great job girl! I need a porch swing so bad!

  8. Melissa these really makes a big change to a swing. I really like t he texture it adds besides from hiding the chain.


  9. Love it! I am totally OCD and ADD…I want things done quickly or I move on. This project is right up my ally!

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