Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Reupholstered Glider

A couple of weeks ago Dashing Boy and I received a wonderful gift. A still-in-great condition Dutailier glider for our nursery. It is very nice to sit on and the only thing needing some udpdating were the cushions.

Well goodness me! after looking online for replacements I found that they were over $200 for our particular glider! And so I turned to the crafty people of the blogosphere and found this lovely blog and glider makeover- the same glider as ours!

Grandma and I have spent the last four days working on it!

Here is the before:
I searched all my favorite designers collections of home decorator fabric and really loved Amy Butlers August Fields Fresh Start fabric in seafoam. It is bright and gender neutral.

I was able to find it on etsy for half price so the total cost to reupholster this glider was under $40 including the extra fabric I have to do an ottoman too!

Here is the after:
Grandma is so talented and patient. She made sure we got all the beautiful little details right!

Each piece is removable so it can be washed easily. I am so excited about it. It looks happy in our baby's room.

Thank you grandma! I can't wait to rock and nurse our sweet baby in it. I know I'll be thinking of you often as I do!

10 comments:

candace said...

wow!! I am WAY impressed (as usual)!

Marianne said...

You are indeed VERY crafty.

Bonnie said...

This is amazing. You and your Grandma (Hi Shirley) are very talented people.

Heidi said...

I soooo need to do that to mine! Did you remove the other fabric or put the whole thing in side of your new cover?

Jenny said...

Heidi- I didn't remove any fabric, I just put the whole cushion inside the new cover!

Gigi said...

i am excited to sit in the rocker and rock herman too!

Cristie said...

The rocker turned out beautifully. I love your choice of fabric-- it just looks like something you would have designed yourself.

Kathryn said...

Hi there, you did such a great job.

I'm looking to do the same thing but upholstery fabric is so expensive (like $40/metre and I need 3 m). It looks like you used some type of woven cotton.... is that right??

Thanks so much,
Kat

Jenny said...

Hey Kat,
I used a home dec fabric that I found on etsy. It's a heavier cotton fabric, perfect for this project. You can find some good deals online for fabric like this. I really like etsy and a lot of the sellers ship internationally! Search for "home dec" under supplies and you will see a bunch!

Katelyn said...

Awesome! I bought my glider off Craigslist for $45 and recovered it myself:

http://katelynmade.blogspot.com/2012/04/before-after-diy-glider-reupholstery.html