Saturday, August 8, 2009

The "New" Porch Glider

I have had this glider on my deck for years...eight years that I have lived at this house and even probably five years before Sam came along. I bought it at an auction and I think I only paid $11 for it. I love it. The problem is that it is falling apart!
Rust had eroded through the front of it, the part that touches the back of your legs.
Not very comfortable.

I went to Westlakes and asked for metal spackling. After the checkout guy stopped laughing, he told me there was no such thing. I asked someone else and this is what I got. Seems like there is metal spackling!

I layered the Bondo on the front where the holes were and kept sanding and slathering. It took most of today but all the holes are filled in. I primed it with Rustoleum for Rusty Metal and then sprayed on the Wildflower Blue, also by Rustoleum.

Now here is the finished product, complete with the pillows I made (http://ellenscreativepassage.blogspot.com/2009/06/pillow-blues.html) for the glider back in June. I just love the way it looks and I can't wait to read the paper sitting on the glider, sipping an iced tea!




8 comments:

Sarah said...

I love it. I also love your knack for making something old into something new!

Jane said...

Lovely! I am glad to learn that there is metal spackle. Someday I hope I find a glider too.

JobandBrittany said...

i love it!!!!!

Kendra said...

Love it! Fun color choice!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh is that cute with the blue and the pillows! And you tell that guy that I've seen many cars in my life that were held together with that stuff!

jerriann said...

Hi, I came from ASPTL do-it-yourself-day.

I like your project! Old metal lawn chairs are my favorites, but I did not know what to do to fix them, thanks for the lesson. Now I won't shy away from them next time I spy some.

danahollis said...

Great job! It looks wonderful! :)

Keukenprinses said...

Wow!! Very nice job indeed!!