Monday, June 2, 2014

Family History

Another weekend of mish-mash projects leaving us tired but satisfied.
When my Grandma passed away a long, long time ago I inherited the metal furniture that had sat in her garage for as long as I could remember.  The furniture, affectionate called "tulip chairs" belonged to my Mom and her parents before that.  My mom says she remembers sitting on it as a little girl!
I was delighted to get it but it was (and is) in need of some work, I mean they are practically antique!
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This is my Mom’s Dad, Pa sitting on one of the chairs, it was white back then.  There are still traces of white paint on them.
I found a place online that sells hardware for these and order the kit.  I didn’t get the glider arms though and will have to order them as the originals are shot.  Randy says that we will sand blast it to get all the rust and old paint off, the hope is that we can find out what the original color was and paint it that color.  Once we get them all done, they will proudly be on our front porch!!

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