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Rhonda
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PostSubject: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:28 pm

For the past week, I have been refinishing a vintage metal glider that I had and in need of an update. A dear friend of mine gave it to me years ago and now that she has passed away from cancer, it is all I have left to remember her by; besides the memories I have kept near and dear. When she gave it to me, it was a lime green color, a popular color from the mid-1940's when these metal chairs, tables and gliders first came out. It wasn't in the best condition, so I refinished it in almond/white. The almond matched the siding on my house in Arkansas. Since moving up here, I do not have a front porch for my glider; I have a deck on the back of the house. I got to looking at my glider; which was needing refreshed and decided to go BOLD and paint it red. The picture below of the lime green is one I found online to give you an idea of what it originally looked like. Couldn't find any painted almond..... HeeHee The red is the finished product and I have a blister on my index finger to prove it....I was lucky enough to have red and white paint left over to redo the side tables as well.









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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:36 pm

You did a fantastic job! I love the colors you chose, too. It livens things up on your porch for sure! Just beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:09 pm

Red just POPS! It looks great! How much are those running these days? I am hoping to buy some outside furniture by next spring. My grandparents had the chairs that look just like the glider. I have the best memories sitting in those.




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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:16 pm

The metal furninture is ridiculously EXPENSIVE! If you are able to find some at a yard sale or estate sale...you might get away with spending less......If I wanted this and had to buy it, I would pass...... scratchead


This is the article that went with the green glider, you will find it interesting Gin, being from Arkansas.....this guy was from Fort Smith!


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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:57 pm

Rhonda wrote:
[color=indigo][b]The metal furninture is ridiculously EXPENSIVE! If you are able to find some at a yard sale or estate sale...you might get away with spending less......If I wanted this and had to buy it, I would pass...... scratchead

That is very true...these are popular again and sellers know it. I saw one at an antique store and one at a garage sale...it was $50 at the garage sale (and it was beat up---would need work!) and the one at the antique store was around $100! Um, no. I would love to find a REAL bargain and spruce it up the way you did.

This is SO cute Rhonda! There is a house up the road from us that is all 'beige', and they brightened up the porch with red furniture. It looks so impressive---love it! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:36 pm

WOW....well you might need to chain that down then Rhonda. All that work could disappear.

I'll find me something by the spring. Saving for a camera right now, but when I get it I'll have to start all over saving my egg money.




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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:30 pm

Wow! You did a fabulous job, Rhonda. They look brand new.


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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:34 pm

That's really nice, Smile


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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:20 pm

Beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:24 pm

Wow! They look great!!
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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:31 pm

Thanks everyone....I went out and sat on the glider earlier.....it WORKS! HeeHee I was afraid it wasn't going to glide, but it actually does.....I put it together the correct way! yesss



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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:55 pm

the red brings out. Love the furniture.




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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:38 pm

It looks wonderful! I love the red.

I have memories of being at a relative's house gliding on one similar to that when I was a child.





Spring is finally here, the lovely pink blooms on the "spray" tree outside my window are gone leaving a beautiful willow.
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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:40 pm

Thanks ladies.....My memories are from my Papa and Grandma's house when they lived near San Diego.....miss them and those memories..... Love



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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:21 am

I see your reflection in the window Rhonda. Its like a LH blooper! HeeHee




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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:39 am

It is beautiful!


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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:00 pm

How fun!


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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:13 pm

Gin wrote:
I see your reflection in the window Rhonda. Its like a LH blooper! HeeHee

HeeHee I was actually holding onto the railing and leaning way out off the deck......I couldn't get the whole thing in the shot, so climbed on the outside of the deck, held on, and leaned out.....just glad the shot wasn't of me falling...... batEyes



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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:38 am

Hey! They are just lovely..I liked very nuch how you painted them in red. Red is a STRONG color . Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:01 pm

Yes, you did such an awesome job Rhonda. Thumbsup
You picked a great color Smile


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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:19 pm

Thanks Vanesa and Carol....I am quite pleased with the bold color and how it turned out.... yes



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PostSubject: Re: My Project   Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:36 am

Looks great, Rhonda!


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