|Testing out the bench in front of the thrift store.|
Glides like a charm. Not rickety at all.
$34.99 price tag. Not too bad.
|Before any washing or sanding. Gross.|
|I had mixed feelings about the decorative elements|
on the ends of the frame. To keep or not to keep?
The most time-consuming part of this project was disassembling and reassembling all the pieces. It was worth it to make painting and staining an easier process. My son helped removed the slats. He had fun learning how to use a couple of new tools (new to him).
|My son helped me remove the decorative elements |
while prepping it to paint. They simply popped out.
It immediately looked better.
|Two coats took a can and a half of spray paint.|
|The top pieces already coated with Early American stain.|
Bottom ones are awaiting their turn.
And done! Really really happy with how this turned out! Its a beautiful addition to our back patio.
|It's a favorite spot to be! |
With or without ice cream in hand.
The glider bench was well worth the effort and I love having a "custom" bench to chill on. Here's to happy family memories spent on the back porch