Remember the chair I settled for when I couldn't find a glider?
The old green chippy, rusted metal chair?
Well I found it's mate and now they are painted
a pretty retro green and yellow!
I was driving to work when I saw this glider
on the driveway at a yard sale!
and purchased it on the spot.
I knew it was just like the chair I had bought at the antique show.
I even thought the greens matched.
My husband, once again
was called upon, just like with the blue door, to go retrieve the glider.
Upon seeing it I got the rolling of the eyes
"where are you going to put this?"
Well, I let a few weeks pass and then one evening while skeptical husband was in a good mood, I mentioned the color I thought I'd like to paint the glider and chair. He told me what colors his grandparent's glider was and I knew I had him.
I chose those colors since I am reliving life at my grandparents and I wanted to do something to remind him of his paternal grandparent's home too.
I used an oil based primer to cover and seal the rusted spots
I consulted my paint friends at work and this is what I decided would be best for me.
I used a paint brush instead of spray paint.
It took longer but I do not do well with spray painting?
I get impatient and try to go faster and get runs.
I am very pleased with the results!
Very vintage and retro.
And, my quilt from my broken swing matched great.
Here is the glider this morning after my mid-morning read and nap!