We decided to buy a glider for the baby room this time. With Elijah, I’d wheel Dan’s office chair over and sit in that for middle of the night feedings. It wasn’t great, but it worked. Now, Dan’s office is in the basement and we thought it was a good time to buy a new chair. We bought this one used.
It looked fine. After I washed it, it looked pretty good, but the cushions were still a little worn and tired looking from a few years of use. I had already decided I wanted to reupholster whatever chair we bought (unless it was brand new and the right colours) so it was just a matter of finding the right material. I wanted something bright and cheerful and reasonably easy to wash. The sewing was surprisingly easy (thanks to my Mom!) and was 90% finished the first day.
The after picture isn’t quite right on colour-wise, but it’s close. It’s not quite as vibrant. I used ‘outdoor’ material so it’s easy to clean by just wiping rather than throwing everything in the washer. The cushions were too thick for my machine to sew the lines in, so we added 4 buttons to pull the new material and give it a bit of the shape of the pillow underneath (a bit hard to see on here). Anyway, the hardest part? Definitely adding those four buttons… Anyway, I’m going to make a gray pillow yet for there and then that’s that.
I used the same material to make curtains. (I didn’t adjust the colour on these pictures, and I took them at a terrible time of day, so everything looks a little more yellow than it really is!) I still need to make some tiebacks as well.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with them although I had a bit of trouble sewing the bottom hem. Not sure if you can tell on the picture, but they are hanging a little funny at the bottom– I need to press them yet, and they should be good. The sun shines directly in this window, so I lined them as well. They do a pretty good job at darkening the room.
This is my next little crafty project. I’m making letters to hang on both bedroom doors. (Of course I can’t show you the other letter because that will probably give the gender away!) Anyway, does that look like a train, or not? I’m not super artsy and that felt is a bit difficult to deal with. I’m going to hot glue the fox and train on, rather than sew, since they are quite small. I’ve got some stuffing to add too…
That’s all for today folks!