Today is the day of the final reveal of my porch glider update. Last week I mentioned that I’m joining 12 other bloggers in the “Inspire Me Challenge” for a simple DIY project. You can see all their projects too, listed at the end of this post. Are you ready to see my new and improved porch glider?
This is what she looked like before. Shabby but definitely not chic. I covered her bad paint job with a quilt or throw but she wasn’t very cushy and comfortable. I found her about 12 years ago for $40 at a local yard sale.
Gone are her rusty chains and dirty spots! I started by washing down my porch glider and scrubbing her clean. Then I spray painted her with white satin spray paint by Rustoleum. Hubby asked why I didn’t brush paint the glider but that would’ve taken too long. Just follow the instructions on the can … it’s so simple even my 8-year old grandson helped with the spray painting. Then let dry for a couple hours and repeat, if needed.
I had every intention of sewing the cushions for my porch glider, but fate wasn’t havin’ it. My mother, who has Alzheimer’s, had a bit of a spell so my time was a little monopolized taking her to the doctor and making sure she was okay. And then I had an improptu request to watch my granddaughter for a day. So … I had to conserve time and resort to store-bought cushions.
I did have fun taking this wee one on the hunt for porch glider cushions. We saw this very cool hut thing at Home Goods for about $1500. I didn’t buy it, although my granddaughter would’ve loved me forever if I had.
Next we went to Pier 1 and found this fun swing! But I didn’t buy this either. Had to stay focused on getting the cushions! We’re painting the exterior of our house in a couple weeks so I kept the colors in mind while looking, and luckily Pier 1 was having a sale.
I’ve been drawn to apple green lately and these pillows were callin’ my name.
After all that scrubbing, painting, and shopping, I figured I deserved a treat from The Sugar Path.
Oh wait … this post is about my porch glider!
After 2 coats of fresh spray paint and new cushions, I think she’s looking pretty good. I actually sat on my updated porch glider while working on this blog post. There’s still some work to do out here on the porch so stay tuned! I plan to spend lots of time out here on our front porch this summer.
To see everyone else’s Inspire Me Challenge projects, visit the blogs below. Enjoy!!
Restoration House Interiors
Rooms for Rent
Space Number Sixteen
Ella Claire Inspired
This, That and Life
Finding Silver Pennies
Just Destiny Mag
The Chronicles of Home
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