Love Aesthetics

August 7, 2014

DIY / LEATHER, COPPER INDOOR SWING

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need:
/ leather
/ sewing machine
/ leather needle
/ strong polyester thread
/ two copper tubes
/ rope
images by Romeo and me 

This copper and leather swing has become the most popular seat in the living room since it’s been up. It’s also such an aesthetically pleasing addition to the space; made from my favorite materials white leather and shiny pink copper, it works perfectly with the rest of my living room. This piece is actually incredibly easy to make and the epitome of my new summer credo “don’t forget to play.”

HOW TO
1/ Take measurements. Cut out a rectangle out of the leather that measures approximately 23cm x 50cm. This can obviously be changed depending on personal size preference.

2/ Depending on how thick your tubes are, create a hem on both ends of your leather for the tubes to go through. Don’t leave any extra space but make them exactly the same width, this way the tubes will stay in place tightly. I added a double hem to mine while sewing with the polyester thread to reinforce the swing.

3/ Put the tubes through both the hems, and put the rope through the tubes.
// I teamed up with Urban outfitters for a three-part blog collaboration, this copper-leather home DIY was one of the posts I made for their website. But we also chatted about my sources of inspiration, daily routine and how I grew up in this interview.

22 responses to “DIY / LEATHER, COPPER INDOOR SWING”

  1. laura says:

    Gosh this is beautiful. I am always in awe of the simplicity of your DIYs and yet how well executed they are. If only I could fit this into my new flat somewhere!
    xxx
    Chambray & Curls /

  2. Cécile says:

    Wow, great idea. I’m totally obsessed with copper right now <3
    xx Cécile

    now-then-forever.blogspot.com

  3. S. says:

    That’s such a cool idea!

    \ Indigo Lights

  4. Mei says:

    That is so cool
    I was just wondering, how it hangs? From the ceiling or?

  5. Siel says:

    Ik zou zo graag eens een home tour zien bij jullie! 🙂

  6. Paulina says:

    Can you actually sit on it? I love it! http://www.thepaarblog.com/

  7. Jint says:

    So cool, yet again a perfect diy!
    Xx
    http://www.vanilla-andvelvet.blogspot.nl
    WIN a watch from Cluse, enter the giveaway on my blog!

  8. Lisette says:

    my cat would love this!! haha

  9. Francesca says:

    This is…. the best…DIY… EVER!!
    I really want one in my room!

    xo
    http://www.thisisfrancescarose.com

  10. I need to find a place in my house for this…

  11. Laura says:

    This is so cool! You always make some awesome stuff

    Xx
    http://www.Lauralexo.com

  12. Koral says:

    You are simply amazing. Love your work
    http://www.fabricadeimaginacion.com/

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous!! And I just love how simple it is. Very happy to have stumbled upon your blog. =)

  14. Mary Taylor says:

    Could you please mention how to attach it to the ceiling in the most cost effective way plleeeaze?xx

  15. Nikki Howell says:

    Absolutely love this! By far one of the best DYI tutorials I’ve seen. One thing, How did you hang it? xx

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