January 15, 2012

covering the glider

now that we're back from christmas, i'm in full-fledged nesting mode. james asked this weekend if this was a baby thing or if our whole lives would be filled with constant projects. i told him i wasn't sure yet :)

we found out we were pregnant right before we moved, so my mom was sweet enough to let us steal her glider. the only problem was that it didn't quite match the rest of our fabric. i've actually had this orange fabric wrapped around the cushions oh-so-(not)professionally for a couple monthes now, trying to get over my fear of curves. surprisingly in the end, it didn't take long at all. now don't go looking at those curves too closely or anything, but you know i don't really go for perfect on my projects :)

easy enough - i doubled up my fabric and cut roughly around it,pinned it on pretty tight, sewed around it, and then tried it on. i added big brown buttons to break up the pattern a little and distract from my less-than-perfect curves and i kinda love them.
less than an hour later and all done!

now for all the time i saved on the glider cushions, i spent that and more trying to cover this little booger...

we definitely needed a footstool to go along with it and since the ones that glide were about $100 past our price range (seriously?!), they were quickly out of the question

when i brought this home from Goodwill, james said it was one of the ugliest things he had ever seen. and it was so very true. it was even yellow-er and plastic-y-er in person. but it was only $5...

this was lots of trial and error. more errors than anything. the saddest part - i spent several hours folding and ironing and re-folding and pinning and sewing and re-sewing pleats only to finally sew them on and realize it looked way too girly. grrrr.
but oh well. it's done. and we've got a place to put our feet. and i'm totally loving that little dog print! does it go with orange swirls? probably not. but that's kinds how i like things :)

and now we officially have a place to rock


Kylie said...

Jessica -
I have been blog stalking you for a while now.
1st Congratulations - Mommyhood is my most favorite life-role!
2nd - the chair is too cute - I'm so impressed by your many crafts
3rd - I'll hope that Baby Kent likes rocking better than Caroline... We had our rocker professionally covered only to never be sat in because that just never calmed her down :(

I hope everything goes super smoothly for you and Baby.
Kylie Stewart Crosland

Michaela Bullough said...

Love this glider! How did you get the buttons on?


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