Deco-Inspired Beauty

deco-glider-web.jpgWhen I first laid eyes on this beautiful vintage porch glider, I really had to use my imagination as I often do when deciding whether to purchase a piece or leave it to rust away. It’s always a hard decision to leave one. A friend, her husband and I literally had to dig this glider from the earth before we realized that it could not even stand on its own two feet. Had it not been for the deco-inspired stylized detailing, I may have left it there at the roadside junk yard where we found it near Asheville, NC. As it was, I had my doubts. But I decided that the missing horizontal support bar could easily be replaced and so the 3 of us loaded it into the pickup.

We traveled down the mountain during a sudden violent summer thunderstorm with the glider weaving and bobbing all the way to Charlotte. Once at the warehouse, I got a chance to look more carefully at what turned out to be the most unique, exquisite glider I have bought to date. It was originally a beautiful blue, so I let that inspire me to recoat it in the similar, but updated hue, you see today. If you are looking for a unique treasure of a glider, this one’s for you. If I didn’t already have so many….