1.17.2012

The Rocker Redone

Well, things are slowly but surely coming together. 
I've been spending every waking minute getting my house in order... and I still can't find stuff!  Can you believe it?!  I can.  And you would if you saw our guest bedroom closet!  HA!

Anyways, remember the chair that I found on Craigslist for $30?  The rocker for the nursery? 


Well, it's finished!
We actually got it back right after Christmas, but there has been so much going on that I haven't been able to post about it!  But now is the time...

So... here she is!

The cushion was a bit squishy and the upholsterer I found to do the chair did not redo or reinforce pillow seats so she suggested to make it all one section in the middle there - an irremovable seat.  And I agreed knowing nothing.  It also saved us on fabric because the estimate she gave me through pictures was going to be cutting it close once she saw the chair.  Oops!  Oh well, I'm very happy with how it all turned out. 


Mr. K sanded and stained the rockers to match the bottom of the crib for me and they turned out pretty well.  For some reason, once sanded, the stain didn't take as much in some areas as others.  Luckily you can only see the fronts and they look pretty good. 

Here's the whole corner set up.  The chair is a bit big and bulky, but it's comfy and will serve the purpose. 

And the fabric is Covington Belami Jacquard Sterling that I ordered on Fabric.com - one of my new favorite websites... why, I don't know because I don't sew... but it is! 
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Which I realized is a party of the Glenna Jean Grayson bedding set while I was walking through Buy Buy Baby this week.

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So the breakdown goes as follows:

Chair from Craigslist - $30
Fabric - $95
Upholstery - $175
Total - $300

If I had to do it all over again, I would probably just save up the extra $300 and get the chair that I really wanted - or settle for a different chair - but All in all, I think that we made a good decision and the chair will work well for years to come! 

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