Hey everybody I am back from my vacation with hubs. Did you miss me? I am all clear-headed, refreshed, and ready to face the winter and finish out this last trimester before baby girl comes.

I showed you the fabric I got for baby girl’s room a couple of posts back. I wanted to reupholster Isaac’s old glider (got on Craiglist for $40) to make it over for a baby girl.

So I took it all apart and started redoing the glider and ottoman with the fun pink and chocolate damask print. It turned out FABULOUS, if I do say so myself. I only had to replace the arm cushions since those had really taken a beating.

Pay no attention to the lilac walls, they were the color that the previous owners had and it is so going bye bye soon.

Here is a close up of the buttons if you can see them. In the previous demin cushions the manufacturer had sewn in the middle. Well I wasn’t going to try to take that on without a commercial sewing machine. So I got innovative and decided to recover buttons and then pull them taut and tie them on the back. It turned out nice I think.

And the matching ottoman…it was a fun project but it was a distraction from working on Isaac’s bunkbeds, which is the real priority. Since I have started refinishing the bunkbeds, half the time I am thinking, “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!” and the other half I think “THIS IS GOING TO LOOK AMAZING WHEN I AM DONE!” I think I need to have a paint party and get a bunch of girlfriends to dig in and help me paint. Any locals want to volunteer? I will feed you πŸ™‚

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  1. wow! they turned out great! good work. πŸ™‚ i’m happy to help you paint. i think i owe you for your time teaching me to can applesauce, to refinish a mirror…oh wait…still finishing that project! πŸ™‚ haha! let me know when my help is needed for painting.

  2. Wow! You did a beeee-utiful job on that rocker, boog!

    Some day I am going to learn how to sew missing buttons on my blouses. When I master that, I’ll consider Marky’s shirts. πŸ™‚

    I spent yesterday, productively, as well. I sat around like a hairball flipping through catalogs and finishing the last of Isaac’s goldfish crackers. A few cat naps were in order as well.

    OOOOO…..it’s cold out today. :#

  3. hey! Your search function works really good! I found your post on recovering the cushion from last October. Any tips for me? I'm sure I'll end up using buttons too…

  4. I want to do this to my rocking chair.. I was just wondering if you have any suggestions, tips etc I would really appreciate it!
    (did you take the old fabric off and use it as a pattern??)

    emailwendyt (at) hotmail (dot) com


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