Many of you know I grew up on a dairy farm in western Pennsylvania. My grandparents lived in the farmhouse and my parents had a house on the same property. The farmhouse had a sun porch with a vintage metal glider, and my grandmother and I would often sit on the glider in the summertime and talk.
I’ve been on a hunt for a vintage metal glider for my screen porch. I searched at local barn and yard sales, antique shops, Craigslist, and E-bay. These gliders are getting hard to find and when you do find one, they can be pricy – even with multiple layers of peeling paint and rust.
I really wanted a full size glider, but wasn’t having any luck finding one in my price range. When I found this two seater on Craigslist for a reasonable price, I decided it was worth the drive to take a look. The glider was in pretty good condition with only some surface rust. The price was right, so we loaded the glider in the minivan and on our way home; we dropped it off at a local sandblasting and powder coating company to be restored.
Tips to Restore a Vintage Metal Glider
My metal glider and chairs are on the screen porch, which was also painted. Before, it was hunter green and now is a bright white with a grey/beige floor.
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