Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nursery Rocker & Wall Color

I recently came across an amazing find at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and couldn't pass it up. I had been contemplating what type of seating I wanted in the baby's room and had concluded that I wanted an upholstered rocker/glider. Since we are being given a crib and dresser,  we are saving big on furniture, so I figured I'd splurge on something like found here. At only $400 that wouldn't be too bad.

Though I was against the wooden glider that you see everywhere, I came across this guy:

I realize it's not the pretty piece of furniture, but it's functional and is solid wood. Though it's not the upholstered rocker/glider I originally had in mind, it was only $30 vs $400+! Woo hoo. So, I snatched it up, stuffed it into my little Neon and home we went where I promptly started transforming my new find. 

I spend a couple hours with an electric hand sander to get this result:

Notice this lovely pink carpet remnant? It's from the living/dining/bedroom where Michael has been replacing it with hardwood!

Besides cutting off the horrible hair infested fabric from the cushions, this is as far as I've gotten, but I plan on painting the wood a fun color and reupholstering the cushions in a fabulous fabric that coordinates with the Amy Butler fabric I bought a while back. Here is a reminder of what the fabric looks like:


I don't have enough of the fabric to cover both the back and bottom cushion of the chair, which is fine because I think the pattern would be a bit too much. It can't be anything too loud because it will be against a yellow wall. Yes, I've chosen a nursery color and I've purchased the paint. I pulled the color from the subtle yellow in the fabric above. It is Martha Stewart's Yellow Gerbera: 

Martha Stewart Living 8 oz. Yellow Gerbera Interior Paint Tester...

Martha Stewart Living 8 oz. Yellow Gerbera Interior Paint Tester... (clipped to

I got the paint in both eggshell and high gloss. I can't wait to show you what I plan to do. Hopefully it will turn out how I plan! More to come in the nursery department. Stay tuned!

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