Before & After: Glider

If I thought I wanted to marry the wallpaper in the nursery, I must be ready to commit polygamy with the new glider. It’s so pretty and perfect!

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Isn’t it great? As I was planning the nursery, I started researching gliders and realized that all the non-ugly ones costs upwards of $1200-1500 (including shipping, etc.) and that was without customization. So one day, right before ordering an expensive glider, I decided to search Craigslist. I got lucky in my first search and discovered this beauty:

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The dimensions were a little off but I liked that it was a recliner and the cost was only $300!! I knew with a little love and upholstery care, it could be everything I wanted.
Fast forward a few weeks, agonizing decisions on whether to splurge on the fabric (totally worth it), and time at the upholsterer and this is what I have now:

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It’s a custom piece with Schumacher fabric and orange linen piping and works perfectly in the nursery. AND after all was said and done, I only spent approximately $900 to get it exactly the way I wanted. While I know that’s not cheap, I think it’s totally worth it. This baby better be one who enjoys a good glide 🙂

Progress Progress Progress

Sorry I’ve been away so long. You look up one day and its been over two weeks since a post. I could blame it on a lot of things but let’s just say that I’m pooped. I’m surprised at how tired I am on most days and coupled with trying to get the house in working order and finishing up client work, pregnancy is kicking my arse. But good things are happening on the home and nursery front. Here’s a few sneak peeks:

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Can I just say that I want to marry this wallpaper? It’s so luxurious and special. There will be a daybed in the room and I might choose to sleep in there to stare at the wallpaper all the time (or just take care of the baby). 🙂

The bulk of the work is done: the glider is at the upholsterer, the custom blackout shades have been ordered, and we’re waiting on a few final design touches over the next couple weeks. The countdown has begun so let’s hope its finished before our new arrival.

Have a great weekend!