Thursday, September 3, 2009

DIY: Rock-a-bye baby

So I promised a DIY project reveal this week didn't I? Well here it is! And boy is it exciting. To me it is anyway.


A little background... When we found out we were having a baby, I immediately started thinking of names, planning his/her room and making all kinds of plans! Well, these plans turned out to be SUPER expensive so we thrifted in every way possible for furniture for the babies room. Soon after we found out we were having a girl, my mom (being the AMAZING MOM SHE IS) found the most amazing rocker/glider at a thrift store for $20. Yeah, that's right, $20. Now we all know they can run upwards of $200 plus so I was thrilled! That meant we could spend more on bedding right? Oh wait, we are being thrifty right?? Anyway, I was so excited to hear she found that, well when I saw it in person, I was less than thrilled... here is what I saw...


OH MY! My mom has an eye for these things... ME?? Not so much!! But I trusted her and her DIY skills and two coats of KILZ primer and some white paint, $10 worth of fabric and TADA!!!! We had the beautiful rocker you see below!! It doesn't even look like the same one does it?? And we saved ourselves a couple of hundred dollars going this route! Sure I would have loved to have one of those big comfy recliner gliders, but trust me, this thing is so comfortable and for about $50 it makes Addison's room look dreamy! Stay tuned for a post on her room tomorrow!

I present to you the DIY project of my amazing and talented mother! Whatcha think? And yes, that is a pink feather boa on the back--haha! And you can see a lil' sneak peek of her room in this pic too :)

37 comments:

midnight macaroons said...

Wow, it's amazing what a little fabric and paint can do. I hope y'all are doing good. I can't wait to see pictures of little cutie. She's going to be so adorable. You did a fantastic job on your DIY project.

gk said...

Love it! And congrats by the way :) I just had to comment...the fabric on the pillow is the same stuff I had a woman on etsy make purses out of for my bridesmaids! Love following your journey! Best of luck! -Kellsey

Cee said...

wow that is impressive! The room looks super cute, can't wait to see the whole thing!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I love it! We have a chair excatly like that but in green. It is out of sight right now. I just might need to revamp it a bit! I can't wait to see Addison's room.

Surrounded By Boys said...

We have almost the exact same glider that was donated by a friend. My mother in law re-did the cushions and I've now used that rocker to nurse 3 babies in. I will say, though, that you will want some sort of footrest to go with it. Makes it MUCH more comfy when nursing for 45 minutes at a time!

Beth said...

Amazing! I wish I could do stuff like that!

Paige said...

You have GOT to love a great DIY yourself project- especially when it turns out as cute as this! FAbric and paint can just do wonders! Can't wait to see the rest of the nursery!

Glamorous Newlywed said...

I LOVE it!!!

Gwen said...

Wow!!! Your Mom did a wonderful job on the chair. I would never have guessed it to be a make-over. Way to go Mom!!! Can't wait to see Addison's room. XOXO

kimert said...

I love fabulous DIY projects like this!! Looks great. And from what I can see of her room it is beautiful!

Mary Michal said...

Wow! So cute! Your mom did an awesome job. I love the pink boa on the back. It adds a little spunk!

In this wonderful life... said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! It looks great!!! Love it and can't wait to see everything together :)

Prissy Southern Prep said...

i love it!! i need you and your mom to share some of that creativity spark with me! =)

short southern momma said...

Oh wow!! That is one sweet chair! Hope you are still feeling good these days!! Have a great night! = )

Lucky in Love said...

Oh my goodness! What a transformation! That is gorgeous :) Go mama!

Lynsey and Brian said...

WOW!! It looks amazing. You ladies did a great job. I can't wait to see more pictures.

Miss E said...

Adorable! What a fun project. Oh my goodness, you'll get to enjoy your chair and your sweet baby girl SO SOON! xoxo

Mrs. Classic said...

I love it! And I love the Amy Butler fabric on the pillow!

Mrs. Classic said...

I have to say you really have inspired me to do some diy projects rather than just buy the more expensive product. I found a shelf I wanted the other day and I didn't panic when my husband said I could make one of those for you. I have been offered gliders before but didn't take them because they looked like your before one, now I won't turn one down.

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

That is so cute! I love it! and her room looks adorable too!

The Browns said...

It looks so cute & girly! Can't wait to see her room :)

Bon

writing4612 said...

It looks awesome!

Suburban Princess said...

WOW! It is beautiful!
LOL your mom could refinish chairs and sell them for a lot more than they would be to buy them new!

christi said...

amazing what a little paint and some new fabric can do! love the chair ... so welcoming.

Brown Girl said...

I love it! Some people talents just amaze me. I'd never be able to do that!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Ahhhhh! I love it!!! and the sneak peak of the room, love it already too ;)! Yay, she's coming so soon=)!!

Sus said...

Love it! And very practical and smart on your behalf too. We bought one at a baby store for 750$! Chair and ottoman-custom fabric, etc. What a crock-it's cute and all, but it's in her room, which she doesn't sleep in yet, and it's probably just as comfy as your fifty dollar one! Great project!

A Walk With The... said...

Oh my goodness Lynds - it looks AMAZING! I can't wait to see her little room! It looks so cute! LOVE the colors!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

oh it looks so great!!! i love it! you're going to be so comfortable there with your sweet girl!

The Shabby Princess said...

Oh my gosh, it looks fantastic! I can't wait to see the rest of her room--it's getting close!!

Mrs.R said...

it looks awesome! definitely a great deal :)

Katie said...

wow looks fab!

SassyEngineer said...

I just love projects like this! It is super cute :) It makes me want to go thrift store shopping!

JennyLo said...

Great job! I need to remember these tips the day I have a baby.

a H.I.T. said...

Ummm...wow. Why are mothers so amazingly crafty? Now that we are moving, I'm getting nervous about my own crafting skills...

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

What a great idea and you're right - it looks beautiful!

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