Saturday, January 31, 2009

Glider for the baby, Glider for the Den

A friend of Eri's gave her this white glider when she was pregnant with Noah. She had it in their room, and used it every day for rocking and feeding him. When she and Noah moved out, she didn't have the room for it, and I loved how comfortable it was. When she got it, the cushions were a sage green, and very beat up. I made new ones, and they are now about ready for me to make a new set again. The kids love to play on this chair, and it gets a lot of hard use. First picture shows what it looked like white, and next picture shows what I did to it yesterday!!


Can you see little Noah playing with the toys in the closet?
I painted it in a gray primer first, then used 4 or 5 cans or matte black spray. It was breezy outside yesterday so it dried really fast. I love the way it turned out. Soon I will recover the cushions. I can't wait for my next project...........stay tuned.

9 comments:

Katie said...

OOOO! I LOVE it black. I had a white glider...some one gave it to me as a hand-me down. When we moved to Texas, I left it behind...it was one more thing to pack and it really didn't look so great. Duh...why didn't I think of painting and re-covering? A black one would have been worth keeping.

Genn said...

Looks great black. I love it.

Kris said...

Thanks girls. I just love the matte black finish!

Kelly said...

You are so handy.. always doing or making something. I love it black too! And thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I have been meaning to call you back... SORRY! Maybe by the end of next week Jillian will be up to having visitors again.

deb said...

My you ARE a busy need, you can always come over here, I have LOTS of projects and no motivation!

An Accomplished Woman said...

I love the black!!! You did a great job.

No, my dogs are Old English Sheepdogs, not wheatens. They are a handful.

Kristi said...

Lookin good!! What are you the queen of projects lately??? Keep it up girl, I'm loving everything!! Pretty soon, I'll see a post on here that says, so I got bored and extended on to our house!! Fun, fun, fun!

Maryrose said...

Kris, you have been busy. Where are you finding all this time? You go girl!!!!!!

Kris said...

Kristi, I just read your comment and I am cracking up!! Maryrose, the time........well, I don't know. Nap time for Noah is busy time for Gamma!