Take this baby glider rocker chair that I bought 6 years ago when I was pregnant with my oldest son. I found it at a thrift store for $20. The price was right up my alley….
A little bit of white spray paint, and a sewn slipcover in the softest baby fabric from JoAnn’s Fabrics, and I had a gorgeous, affordable glider rocker! I have so many fond memories of this special chair where I nursed and sang to my son while he fell asleep in my arms (as well as my 2nd son!).
- Wash the cushions on HOT.
- Laid the pillows on the RIGHT side of the fabric and pinned the fabric tightly all around the cushion.
- Left a 1″ seam allowance around the pins, and snipped the extra fabric away.
- Removed the pins so that I pull the cushion out from between the fabric, and then repinned with my 1″ seam allowance.
- Pulled out my sewing machine and sewed around on the line where the pins were attached, leaving the 1″ seam allowance.
- I left one side open so that I could turn the slipcover right-side out. I inserted the cushion, and then hand-stitched the remaining seam closed. Because it’s fluffy fabric, I didn’t have to be perfect with my stitching–just as long as it stayed sewn shut.
- Replace the cushions.
- For the stool, I simply unscrewed the bottom, wrapped the fabric over the cushion, and used a staple gun to tack the fabric, and then re-screwed the cushion back in place.
- Done! (Well, almost…there is still one side cushion I have yet to sew!)
*Sorry, no tutorial pics! I started this project months before I began featuring projects on this blog!So, you see…..Yes, children are expensive. But baby furniture doesn’t have to be.
Have you guys bought used baby furniture? If so, what did you buy? What would you buy used, and what would you refuse to buy used for your baby? Leave a comment, and let’s get this discussion going!Happy Thrift Diving!