Thursday, September 3, 2009

Re-covered Glider

When I was pregnant with Jaden, I was given our rocker glider as a gift. I was excited because the denim fabric matched all of the denim in his room and the wood also matched the furniture perfectly. When I had our second son, we kept the whole theme the same. This chair is well loved. I have used it to rock my babies to sleep, nursed in it, read to them, and 
sat in it during all hours of the night when they were sick or scared. It means a lot to me. 

When we found out we were having a girl and the room theme changed, I knew I was going to need do something to change up the chair but  I wasn't sure what. Then my husband had the brilliant idea to see if his dad would recover it. When it comes to this kind of thing, he has a true talent. He made our ottoman with Micah, he has done cars, boats, kitchen sets, you name it! 

I went and picked out the fabric last week and brought it all to him, and he surprised me with giving it to me on my birthday! (was NOT expecting it so soon and I was really excited to put it back in her room!)

Before

toy box and glider

After

glider

With the scraps left over that he gave me, I made a valance to match for the window. I might add some sheer curtains underneath, but I am liking the simplicity of it.

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3 comments:

Diana said...

well happy birthday to you!! And how cool is that you have such a CRAFTY family?!

Melissa said...

Wow, leave it to Dan to do such an awesome job! He is great! The chair looks gorgeous! :)

Michelle Devine said...

Is there anything you cant do?

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