10.12.2010

a salvaged glider

before

after

i don't know why the infamous rocking chair has become such a staple when designing a nursery - perhaps because endless nights have been spent in countless rocking devices, trying to soothe, comfort or feed our tiny new little people. from simple wooden chairs to practical but unattractive gliders to plush overstuffed dream chairs, there are many to choose from.

last year, in our one bedroom apartment in the city, we of course did not have room for the chair i wanted, so i won't spend too much time on that one. but we managed to clear a corner that could hold a glider - so to craiglist i went. and have you ever looked at the gliders that are available on craigslist? wow. wow. wow. so very ugly. one was worse than the next. i just couldn't do it. but i stayed in the game and at some point i found this one - black frame with black and white checkered upholstery. it was in pristine condition and for $150 it was mine.

and it could have stayed the way it was.

but i had visions of the overstuffed white rocker we didn't have room for and i couldn't get it out of my head. and the black and white pattern looked so bland and pathetic in our room. so, i went for it.

my brother's girlfriend re-upholstered the footstool pillow, i made the lumbar support pillow by covering a pillow i already had, a bought a slipcover from overstock.com, i bought a new thicker seat pillow and topped it all off with the small sheep skin from IKEA.

warm, cozy, light and bright.

where to buy:
fabric by the yard {discount fabric}, wing chair sure fit slip cover {overstock.com}, sheepskin {IKEA}

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