Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Glider Makeover: Before and After

Gliders are an essential part of a nursery, or so I heard. For Baby Z's room, we were on a strict budget, so we had to get creative in order to add a glider to her room. Thus, a DIY glider makeover was in order.

We found this beauty, with ottoman, on Craiglist for $20, and J was kind enough to pick it up:
Glider Makeover

It  may look alright from a distance, but it was pretty stained. This is after it was washed in hot water and bleach:
Glider Makeover

Thanks to some JoAnn coupons, I was able to buy new fabric and thread for about $40 total. To keep costs down, I opted for a plain fabric on the reverse side of the cushions. 

Of course, I completely forgot to document making of the cushion covers, but this is how the final product came out:
Glider Makeover

All the cushion covers are completely removable for easy washing.

My favorite part is the little pocket on the armrest -- it's come in handy to store our tablet for late-night feedings (i.e. late-night Internet shopping) and extra pacifiers for emergencies.

Glider Makover - Restoring the Picket Fence

For $60, I am pretty happy with how it turned out and it looks great in her room:
DIY Glider Makeover

What sort of DIY projects did you undertake for the arrival of a new baby?

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