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.


More “before” pictures.


Before Primer
2 with primer – 1 without

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

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! 

One thought on “Vintage Glider Set

  1. This is a gorgeous transformation. I am such a believer in taking old junk and giving it a new life. And you have done just that giving it a bright and fresh look as outdoor furniture. I am hosting a new link party, Sweet Inspiration and would be happy if you joined us. It runs Friday till Tuesday.


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