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 🙂

2 replies
  1. jae
    jae says:

    Great idea!! Am searching for a rocker right now and I’m tempted to go the CL reupholstered route after seeing yours. Could you tell me which reupholstery company you used and how much it cost?

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  1. […] we added the gorgeous wallpaper to all the walls.  The custom features were added next – a glider (score from Craigslist), the full-size pink linen daybed, and the drawer-bookshelf […]

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