Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Glider Makeover

For the record, I pretty much did nothing with this project other than actually buying the chair and fabric. I took the cushions off and my wonderful mother in law offered to recover them for me. We were trying to figure out how to best paint the chair and my uncle offered to do it. There are much more in detail instructions on Pinterest, such as this easy one or this one which requires sewing.
When I first found out I was pregnant, I knew I wouldn't have a nursery to set up right away. Since then our date for move in for our apartment has been moved back till March, so baby will be about 5 months old when we move in. I may not have mentioned it on here, but my sister in law is also pregnant with her and my brother's 3rd baby, due in April. So exciting!! She mentioned to me about re-doing a glider chair and showed me the before and after pics from the Pinterest tutorials and I was totally sold on the idea.
I have never thought about gliders before, I really thought they were just for rocking babies to sleep, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to have one for a space to feed the baby comfortably. I also thought it would be great to have in her room as she got older to read to her, ect.
So I started looking on Craigslist and picked one up for $40, including an ottoman. I actually forgot to take a picture of it before I took it apart, I did have one but it was on the phone that I lost a few months ago.

So this is a stock photo of what my ottoman looked like before, this is I think the exact one.
Nice and all, but definitely not the look I was going for, except I couldn't figure out what that was. I wanted to pick nursery colours before I picked fabric. I was looking for something gray and neutral and couldn't find anything, finally I came across this turquoise fabric and realised it would be perfect.  Turquoise goes with so many colours and would fit perfectly with the other colours I wanted to use. Once I had this idea in my head I could totally picture what her room would look like! 
This is the after:

Bunny just gifted to baby from Nana Julie (Leigh's mom) and Auntie Claire

For now it's going to sit in our little sitting area in our suite, which will be the perfect place to feed the baby while having access to my kobo and Netflix! I have to send a huge thanks to my mother in law and uncle and also my Mom for picking it up and bringing it back :-)

1 comment:

  1. So cute!
    I actually ended up recovering one as well.
    I just painted it white, and then put white fabric over the cushions.
    I'm super plain - janesey. BUT yours is gorgeous!