Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Recovered Rocker

With only five weeks until my due date I am scrambling to get the last few things completed in MJ's nursery before her arrival.  My goal for this nursery was for it to be as budget friendly as possible while still having a basic design in mind to follow - reference here.

I feel like I have accomplished what I set out to do.  Initially I made a list of various items I was planning to purchase such as bedding, an upholstered glider and artwork.  But to add a more personal touch I decided to do a lot of these things myself.

The first DIY project I took on was finding a rocker to recover.  I've always liked the bentwood rockers that seem to show up on Craigslist quite a bit.  I came across one selling for $20 and it appeared to be in pretty good shape.  My plan was to paint the chair, but when I got it back to the house I realized it was in fantastic condition - the finish was almost flawless.  Even though the maple colored wood is not my favorite I decided I could work with it.

The next step was finding a fabric to recover the seat and back of the chair.  I already had my bedding fabrics picked out so I knew what color palette I was working with.  I decided on Paula Prass' Zinia Path in Spring.  The colors were perfect and I felt it would bring in just the right amount of femininity I was looking for.   What do you think?

I have a few more projects to share over the next few days - hopefully the nursery will be ready for its big reveal in the next couple of weeks.  I think I said that about Evan's room and I still haven't finished his bed yet.  That's also on my things to do this week list.


Score said...

Amanda, this is beautiful! I love the rocker and the fabric choice. And I can't believe it's only 5 weeks away!

Clark Family Blog said...

I LOVE the rocker,and the fabric. Great choices,and GREAT job on redoing a $20 rocker,and making it look SO NICE ( if I tired that, it was look like my 6 year old redid it.)

EmWalker said...

I cannot believe how beautiful this is!!! You are so talented!!!

Les huhus said...

Hi Amanda,

Great job on the rocker, it looks amazing! I have the same rocker, and am planning to reupholster it as well (with this fabric: http://www.tonicliving.com/productsDetails.asp?categoryid=15&productid=1595&currentpage=1&onsale=0). However, I had a look at the rocker, and I don't see how to pull it appart. Any tips?
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