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My son’s nursery was one of my favorite rooms in our first house. I found lots of beautiful (but super expensive) rockers or gliders online…but they were all out of budget. I picked up this outdated glider for $30 at a yard sale and changed it into something I loved:
The before might just look outdated and not awful, but take a closer look:
Ewww! It had definitely been loved and used for many years, but the chair itself was made out of wood, and it was in great condition!
Since I am such an amateur sewer, I knew I couldn’t truly recover the cushions, so I decided to fix it a little differently, and just used throw pillows!
The fabric on the top pillow is from IKEA (how cute is it??) and the brown fabric was from JoAnn Fabrics.
What you’ll need for this project:
- A glider/rocker
- Fabric of choice
- Staple gun (my favorite one – it’s also cheap!)
- Sewing machine (here’s a really basic & easy to use one)
I sewed a simple cover for both pillows – here’s an inexpensive, simple to use sewing machine for amateur sewers like me!
Then I stapled fabric onto the bottom of the ottoman to recover the piece like I did with my window seat cushion.
If you’re not a sewer at all, no worries! Just buy some pillows you like and place them in the appropriate places! So simple!
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