We’re making good progress on the nursery design and I’m now in the process of buying the furniture room. I know there are many differing opinions on whether a nursery needs a glider but I’ve decided that it makes sense to get one. The main reason that I wanted to get a glider (other than to soothe and rock the baby to sleep of course :)) is because it’s the only way I can justify getting a recliner in the house. (Full disclosure: when I go to my grandmother’s house, I’m so excited to sit in the recliners even though I make fun of the way they look. I can fall asleep in like 5 minutes…it’s impressive. :)) As we all know, generally recliners are hideous and don’t really work well in a well-designed house. (My friend, Courtney, did a fantastic post about working with recliners in to a design scheme). So I was on the lookout for a glider/recliner that wasn’t unattractive and wouldn’t take away from the overall design.
These are the gliders that I considered:
These choices are all modern and sleek and don’t look bad for gliders or recliners. However, I wasn’t in love with any of them and clocking in at $1200 without much customization didn’t give me the warm and fuzzies either. So I decided to do a quick Craigslist search and, on the first try, I discovered this diamond in the rough for only $300:
It was a little wider and less sleek that I wanted but overall the dimensions worked in the room and I figured that a change of fabric would really make it pop. So obviously for $300, I snatched it up quickly and now it’s time to pick a fabric to reupholster it. These are the final contenders:
Of course, I’m in love with the most expensive fabric but I think I can afford to splurge given the cheapness of the chair along with trying a new upholsterer who is fairly reasonable. I hope to have the fabric and the chair back in the next few weeks. I can’t wait to share!