3 Apr

Before and After: Rocking Chair Makeover

I’m still adding finishing touches to baby girl’s nursery, but I thought I’d share a sneak peek of one of the projects I’ve already completed, if you’d like to see…

In my first trimester when I was so sick, I found that rocking back and forth in the glider at my midwife’s office was very soothing.  I decided that I wanted to get one for the house and I started scouring Craigslist for good deals.

I came across this simple rocking chair and thought it would do the trick, so we snatched it up with the goal of re-covering the cushions.  Here’s a before photo:

The color was a tired mint that was yellowing with age.  I didn’t know the condition of the cushions underneath, so I decided to keep the mint covers and sew right over them.  I chose this grey and white polka dot fabric knowing that we could use it down the line if baby #2 is a boy.

The glider didn’t come with an ottoman, so I searched around for something creative to use.  I found this knitted pouf on sale at Target for $30— score!

Now, to find the perfect throw pillow and I think this project will be complete!

{ posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 }


Comments: {3}

  • Noel writes:

    Wow! The chair looks amazing. Great job.

  • Lindsay writes:

    Love this and love the pouf! I’m trying to find one in blue and yellow, but they are expensive! Good job on the Target steal!

  • {blending beautiful} » Nursery Tour writes:

    […] already showed you a sneak peek of my DIY rocking chair project and our painted dresser-turned-changing table, but I am in love with these honeycomb shelves, made […]

To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam word