Bella Hadid’s Backyard Swing DIY Is Your Easy Afternoon Project

You don’t have to be a power-tool pro.
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Playgrounds aren’t just for kids, at least at Bella Hadid’s family’s farmhouse in Pennsylvania. Like many of us who are tired of baking sourdough, the supermodel has shifted to improving her outdoor space (yard work has been the popular renovation project during quarantine, according to a recent survey). Her task at hand? Constructing a swing set. 

Hadid breaks down the building process in a series of Instagram videos and photos. Her supplies: a power drill, some nylon rope, planks of wood, and various paint colors. On the first slide, the model demonstrates how to carve out the four corner holes. Note the titanium-coated bit she uses is fairly thick, allowing for a large opening. Step two? Winding the cable through the gaps (and, not pictured, tying the ends off with a knot so you have a stable surface to sit on). 


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Bugs ganging up on me but … built a swing ?she’s not done but one day you’ll get the final I promise

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Hadid’s spray-paint choices caught our attention. Using punchy shades of pink, orange, black, and red, she created abstract designs on each of her two swings. One of the slabs boasts psychedelic flowers; the other swirly shapes that channel Memphis design vibes (after all, Hadid is friends with furniture collector and curator Raquel Cayre). All that’s missing is the tree.

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Lydia Geisel

Home Editor

Lydia Geisel has been on the editorial team at Domino since 2017. Today, she writes and edits home and renovation stories, including house tours, before and afters, and DIYs, and leads our design news coverage. She lives in New York City.