Friday, December 30, 2011

nursery glider - before & after

figuring out what to do with the used glider the hubs purchased for the nursery has been on the 'to-do' list for months.  it was an impulse buy on his part because of how cheap he found it on craigslist, plus it had a much sleeker look than many other glider/rockers out there. 

it really isn't a bad looking glider; it's just that i don't think you could find an uglier brown for the cushions if you tried.

some of the options we considered:
  • try to find new cushions - we thought about buying some from IKEA that may have fit ok, but held off.
  • get rid of it and go in a completely different direction.
  • find a way to cover up the ugly brown cushions without spending a lot of money.
well, a couple of months ago, the hubs and i spent about 1 1/2 hours at a fabric store (probably the longest period of time i've EVER spent in a craft/fabric store of any kind) trying to pick out fabric that would coordinate with a nursery that was still a completely vague idea.  we ended up choosing a fabric, which then sat in a drawer for two months, while the glider project slipped near the bottom of the priority list.

well, while at the in-laws on christmas, my wonderful mother-in-law said she was going to take a stab at making slip covers for the glider cushions with the fabric we had purchased.  she used to dabble in sewing many years ago, but hadn't sewn in years, and was a bit scared, but wanted to try.  i gladly took her offer, and yesterday, a mere couple of days later, she stopped by with the finished product.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE NEW CHAIR and was completely blown away by how quickly she was able to finish the slip covers and how great they look.  i'm now thrilled about the chair, and feel like it was the missing piece that makes the nursery come together.  the rest of the nursery is still a work in progress, but this one element makes such a big difference - i can't help but gush about it!  :)

some pictures of the before & after - clearly a HUGE improvement!  and how cute is the giraffe pattern??


jgorger said...

very cute!

Bobi said...

wow… love the pattern and your mom in law really came through for you both and baby boy. you'll all get to spend lots of time enjoying the glider. Good job Sue.

Claire {Beaktweets} said...

wow. so, so adorable.

hilldalehouse said...

oh wow! way to go sue! It looks awesome!!! I'm so glad she could do that for you :) It looks like a new chair! very very cute! Boo for boring brown! Yay for giraffes!

Naomi said...

Sue is the best. I LOVE that fabric choice with the giraffes. Such a great makeover for the glider. It really brightens things up from that ugly brown.

sabuj sala said...
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sabuj sala said...

Nursery Glider
hum that's are very nice I like it very much.I also love that fabric choice with the giraffes