New Life for a Vintage Glider and Chairs!

3 Materials
$400
6 Hours
Medium

Last summer we found a vintage glider and 2 chairs for sale on a local social media site for $150. Being a lover of all things vintage, I jumped at the chance to breathe new life in these pieces. They were in good shape with very little rust (the brown is paint over the original green paint).
The transformation is more than we could've hoped for.
Enjoy!
new life for a vintage glider and chairs , outdoor furniture, painted furniture
The glider is a basket-weave pattern; we took the glider apart and tried to sand it ourselves but it turned out to be a bigger job than we had planned on. We decided to take it to a local shop to be professionally blasted and powder-coated. I believe they charged us about $170 but they did not take out the dent in front (but we did not ask them to so we can't fuss too much).
new life for a vintage glider and chairs , outdoor furniture, painted furniture
It took us nearly a year to tackle the chairs as we decided to do them ourselves.
new life for a vintage glider and chairs , outdoor furniture, painted furniture
A view of the back of one of the chairs.
new life for a vintage glider and chairs , outdoor furniture, painted furniture
We took them apart and sandblasted the pieces individually.
new life for a vintage glider and chairs , outdoor furniture, painted furniture
Then we added a couple of coats of primer. (before and after primer)
new life for a vintage glider and chairs , outdoor furniture, painted furniture
The end result of the professional job.
new life for a vintage glider and chairs , outdoor furniture, painted furniture
Our job: painted and put back together. We purchased primer, paint, and new replacement nuts, bolts, and washers.
I have to give it to my husband! He did an outstanding job. I think I will keep him around.

Suggested materials:

  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Hardware
Bonnie Shirley Coates

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