Vintage Glider Before and After

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Old Metal Porch Glider

I bought this vintage metal glider (or swing couch as Nanny calls it) when I was shopping at a crafter’s co-op.

Vintage Glider

 It was a clearance item as the dealer was closing down her space and the vintage glider required a lot of tlc. 

When Pearl wasn’t around, Mr. coocoo power washed the glider to remove all the chipping paint.  Then I spray-painted the glider red (my favorite spray-painting color).

I had custom cushions made for the glider (with clearance outdoor fabric I purchased at an end of season sale last year). Then I added a couple of outdoor throw pillows from Garden Ridge. 

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Now it’s the perfect spot to relax out by the pool and I have a one of a kind vintage piece of furniture.
What do you think?  Is Nanny right? 
Is this actually a, “swing couch?”

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Lovely comments

  1. says

    Beautiful! I love it – I love that you painted it red!

  2. says

    good morning Amanda, You did a great job on the glider. LOVE the red. I always called it a glider but swing glider is way cooler.

  3. says

    Nanny may be right but even if she isn’t it looks awesome!
    Robyn :)

  4. says

    Totally in love with the glider redo. I saw one just like it a couple of years ago and I beat myself up mentally for not buying it. Now I am on glider watch cause I would like to have one also. Your colors are wonderful. Can’t go wrong with red. Enjoy it :)

  5. says

    Love it! Want it! So…if it’s a SWING couch does that make YOU a SWINGER?;>) xo Diana

  6. says

    Stopping by to say hi from the GFC blog hop last week. So glad to meet you! Looking forward to following your blog. Hope you are having a great start to the week!

  7. says

    Ooh, LOVE the red! And the cushions are perfect! Can I borrow it this weekend?

  8. says

    An amazing transformation, love the red and love the fabric!

  9. says

    wow what a transformation! Love the color you choose and of course the power of paint!

  10. says

    It’s fantastic! Great job and I just love the fabrics you chose too. I want one of these for my covered porch (which I will have some day- haha)

  11. Paulette says

    I love what you did with your glider, I have one that my father in law had on the front porch, just loved it too much to toss. Now I really want to redo it, spruce it up. Did you redo the seat cushion? I haven’t a clue on how to start that part, any suggestions?

    • Amanda says

      I hired someone to do my seat cushion. I used outdoor fabric and it was worth every penny. I love that glider! Good luck. Let me know how yours turns out.

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