Vintage Glider Set

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).

Glider Before
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).
Chairs before
The chairs are a double-wedding band pattern.  As much as I wish they matched the glider, I am in LOVE with this pattern.

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More “before” pictures.

 

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Before Primer
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2 with primer – 1 without

The transformation is more that we could’ve hoped for.

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The professional blasting and powder-coating job.  We placed it on the front porch and it is just what it needed!
Chairs after.
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!

Shout out to Hobson Powder Coating in West Monroe, LA for the amazing work on the glider! 

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Loss

I have not posted much lately.  On March 24, 2016, my mother went in for a cardiac ablation to help with her atrial fibrillation.  During the procedure she had a massive heart attack.  We did not know what had happened at the time, we only knew there were complications during the procedure and she was on life support for 5 days.  On March 28, 2016 we made the decision to remove support and my mother left her earthly home to be with her Savior.

Her death has brought a roller-coaster of emotions ranging from anger to sorrow.

Nearly 30 years ago my mother was in a terrible automobile accident and suffered a wide range of injuries that caused her years of medical problems; the heart problems were just one of the health issues she endured.

I do not know why God chose to let us have her for 30 more year but I am glad he did.

Georgia Bratton Watson was 66.

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Mother’s Day was particularly difficult but I was able to spend it with 2 of my children and my grandchildren (g-babies, as I call them).

Around 11:30 Sunday night, we got the call that my step-daughter had been in an automobile accident and had broken her leg.

We did not know until we arrived at the wreck scene how bad it was.  There were 5 teenagers in the vehicle with a wide range or broken bones but no lives were lost.

We are now tasked with waiting to see how much use she will have in her leg once the bone is set and rehab complete.  Prayers are greatly appreciated during this time.