Happy Tuesday, friends! If you saw my post yesterday, you read about our golden retriever, Lacey’s ACL surgery. The vet called yesterday and said she did great and the surgery was a success! We will pick her up tomorrow. Yay! We can’t wait to have her back home. Meanwhile, I want to share a quick glider makeover I did last week. Come see how it turned out!
Last week, in between vet visits and other important family issues, I found this cute little glider/bench on Facebook Marketplace. I was actually looking for some nice, used patio furniture for a friend and I spied this little glider for a mere $25! What caught my eye is the style of the piece. It matches exactly the wrought iron patio furniture we have at our lake house. We purchased the furniture set at Lowe’s years ago and I didn’t realize a glider was part of the collection, until I saw this! The glider appeared to be in excellent condition. And for $25?…..A no-brainer! I ran out, got some cash and headed to Concord to buy it before someone else snatched it up! Isn’t it cute?
Other than some faded paint and a bit of rust, it was in great shape!
Despite the obvious neglect, its an easy fix with a little cleaning and some paint! My go-to paint for outdoor furniture is a black satin finish by Rust-Oleum.
I brushed off the cobwebs and dirt from the glider and wiped it down with a damp cloth. I flipped the glider upside down to paint the under side first. I always do this so I don’t miss any spots underneath. It’s important to repaint every surface in order to prevent further rust and aging. I let the paint dry for a few hours, then flipped it over and gave the top and sides a few light coats of paint. Wallah! It looks brand new!
We plan to take the glider to the lake house later this week. We are thinking of putting it on our dock so we can sit by the water and watch our gorgeous sunsets, side by side! And who doesn’t love a good rocking chair or glider?
Much better, right? I am forever amazed by the power of paint. And, I love Facebook Marketplace!!
Now this little glider will join the matching furniture at our lake house, and with its fresh coat of paint should last for years to come! This project took about 2 ½ cans of spray paint and about an hour of work. Not bad for around $40!
Thank you all so much for your kind words and prayers for our sweet Lacey! The power of prayer is also amazing! I’ll keep you posted on her recovery and I am truly thankful for your continued support! In between attending to Lacey and computer and phone malfunctions, I’ve been a bit lax about posting lately. Once I get Lacey up and running (literally!) I’ll be better about staying in touch. As you know, my list of decorating and DIY projects are endless! Until next time, may the good Lord take a liking to you! (as Roy Rogers and my Dad like to say!) Much Love, Dell <3