My loving husband moved the glider we got off craigslist for free last year, to the spot where my swing was so I'd have a place to sit. (He knew I was agitated with out it, haha.)
And that gave me the brilliant idea- why not convert the glider(which I didn't really like)- to a porch swing?
Before the dismantling
We started out by removing the glider base, leaving us with what amounts to a bench.
The old base.
Then we reinforced weak areas to make it suitable for swinging. The wood was all scrap from leftover projects. Yay, for cost savings!
(Apologies, forgot to get a finish picture until now! And of course, all the flowers are DEAD.)
Summed up, this was really easy to do. I'm so glad we didn't have to spend a lot of money on a swing just yet. We used it all summer and it safely holds the whole family! I'd say we'll be staining it, but you know how these things go. Maybe in the spring? Right after we finish the patio set...