06-17-08 Retro Cool

by Tracy June. 17, 2008 2633 views

I have been wanting one of these old metal gliders for my back porch forever. I've looked at yard sales, flea markets, and what not, but never found one. My in-laws happened to find an old one in their hometown in Louisiana. They asked the owner about it, and he gave it to them for free! YAY!

It wasn't in tip top shape, and showed it's age, however, I knew with a little TLC…it would be back in business! When Andre's family came into town a couple of weeks ago they brought it. Andre's dad sanded it down they left. Andre painted it, and put it together.

I love it!! It's really fun, and I think it's a great color. I am currently looking for some fun material to buy to match. I want to make some pillows for it.

We hadn't had a chance to show Andre's parents the final product, so here we go.

Thanks Crosby clan for bringing it all the way to TN!!


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Breezer M. 13 years, 1 month ago

this...is clearly fantastic!!! way to revive the old and make it new. great find for the in-laws, serious points!

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Jacki 13 years, 1 month ago

VERY cool... and the color is beautiful!

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Julie 13 years, 1 month ago

I enjoyed sitting in it last week when we visited. I didn't realize it was new. Ya'll did good:))

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Anjie 13 years, 1 month ago

How cool!

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Rebecca 13 years, 1 month ago

Retro indeed!

... and turquoise. ;)

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Marco Stefano Vitiello 13 years, 1 month ago


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Picturemom 13 years, 1 month ago

Love these chairs, if Queen911 makes it down there to visit(we talk about going on a photoblog tour) she loves these so you may want to chain them down (ha ha) love the color!

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Oldbabe 13 years, 1 month ago

I'm jealous too!! I've been looking also! Mine would be red! It reminds me of my grandma. She had one on the front porch. Don't be surprised if queen and I figure out where you live and come lift it when you least expect it ;-)

How cool!

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Marsha 13 years, 1 month ago

I AM SO JEALOUS!!! I too have been looking for one of these for years. I would love to have a mural painted on one. Love it, Love it, Love itl

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