I mentioned yesterday that I’d really like to recover the glider in our baby girl’s nursery. And I also mentioned that I was entirely intimidated by the idea. I don’t really know how to sew. I can do buttons and patches, and I did add ribbon to a duvet cover (which I still need to share), but I haven’t actually made anything since I was in school.
This is the glider in question (I already removed the sleeve on one of the arms):
It was cheap as chips ($70 from Walmart) and it’s uuugly, but it is also incredibly comfortable. We bought it just after S was born and I have spent at least 1350 hours in it over the last two and a half years. Which equates to more than 56 straight days or two whole months! And it is still just as awesomely comfy as the day we bought it. So, despite it’s less than desirable looks, it’s staying for baby girl too. But it could definitely benefit from a make over – imagine it recovered in the same Waverly Cross Section fabric I used on the Big Boy Bed (because it’s a neutral charcoal/stone combo and I have a bunch of it left over):
I’d probably still be putting it off right now, though, were it not for fellow Chicago blogger (and new bloggy friend) Linda at It All Started With Paint. Along with five other bloggers, she is hosting an awesomely motivating linky party.