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, 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??