Monday, October 31, 2011

A Vintage Glider Makeover

BEFORE You might remember when I posted about this awesome 1940's glider that I found last month. I took a poll asking for color votes and red won. I love how she looks in red!

First I pressure washed it to get any loose paint off, then I primed it with two coats of Rustoleum automobile primer which was tinted to go under red. Then I sprayed it with 2 coats of Rustoleum Regal Red. Red spray paint can be tricky and sometimes come out too bright, but this color is a very pretty red I think.

I added some pillows, a quilt and some pumpkins for a night around the fire.

This is a cozy little sitting area out back and we have already used it a lot with the beautiful fall weather. Now there is lots of seating for roasting some yummy smores on a chilly night.

So, what do you think about her new color?

Happy Halloween!


Elise said...

LOVE it, Amy!!! Oh, I really need one!!!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

PRETTY... Love it...

Healthy Branscoms said...

That looks so awesome! I have some vintage gliders on my patio in the same red! :) Love them! Erin

Courtney said...

I've never seen or heard of a glider cool!!
The red looks awesome, a nice place to hang out on a sunny day!!

Honey at 2805 said...

The vintage glider is terrific, especially is lipstick red!

Lisa Montsion said...

It does look a lot better in red.