Thursday, May 27, 2010

The changing colors of my vintage glider

Well, it wouldn't be one of MY projects unless I ended up repainting something I already painted. And so goes today's project of restoring the my vintage glider. Here is how today went...

Started out rusty and a blotchy yellow.

















I then primed it.

















And finally, sunny yellow! I DIDN'T like it.















So then, turquoise! I LOVE IT! I spend more on spray paint then i did for the glider.







In the middle of all of this, I found time to de-rust and polish the chrome on the formica dinette. Its a humble beauty!







I took today and tomorrow off from work to 'relax'. I don't think I've been so tired in all my life!!!

12 comments:

  1. I like the sunny yellow! It seems bright and cheery, but bright colors like that aren't for everyone. The turquoise looks nicer in contrast with the color of the brick on your house.

    I have a glider just like that in the lemony green color that I picked up at a garage sale for $25 that I need to repaint. I had always planned on taking all my old furniture to a guy about an 45 minutes from here and having him sand blast and repaint them...but I'm thinking that I'm too cheap to do that right now. So, it's time to stock up on some spray paint and have yet another summer project...two gliders, 6 patio chairs, two end tables, and a patio table to do...that's gonna take a while!

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  2. Now you see why its my signature Color! Once Again Turquoise saves the day.

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  3. Wow! All your stuff looks fab! I like the yellow AND the turquiose...two-toned maybe??
    Zootsuitmama

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  4. Very nice!

    And what did you use to remove the rust on the chrome? I need to know what works.

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  5. Either color is nice, but I'm a turquoise fan too, nice job on that glider. Another wish list item for me. Dinette is looking great. I'm guessing fine steel wool and maybe some chrome wheel polish?

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  6. Dad always used rust remover, always the name brand "Navel Jelly", which always made me giggle. Tee hee.

    But if there is a better way, I'd love to know!

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  7. Both colors look great. Where did you find the turquoise spray paint? I have some chairs primed and ready to paint, but I can't find any spray paint in a pretty shade of turquoise.

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  8. Your motivation to restore astounds me!

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  9. Uncle Atom - I used this stuff called NEVR-DULL for the rust, and a VERY fine 0000 level steel wool for the chrome.

    Wedgewood Tulsa - I actually got the turquoisy color and a vintage light green from Walmart!

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  10. Wow I love the end result to the glider it looks awsome!

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  11. Nice job on the glider! Looks awesome! Love the DR set too....sure looks like when I was growing up (b 1958)...

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  12. Grandma had a glider JUST like this one!! Hers was a bright orange. Man I loved that thing!!

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