While ticking off the days of my second trimester (can't believe I'm coming up on half way already!), I have been getting a little stir crazy and looking for something to keep me busy.
Solution? Re purpose three pieces of nursery furniture that were free/given to us!
First on the list was the older rocking chair and ottoman set from my in laws. Not in terrible shape, but I thought it could use a face lift.
|Some wood damage.|
|The little ottoman, which had been at our house in the midst of construction for two years!|
|Fabric and spray paint I *finally* decided on. :P|
|Sanded down and ready for...|
The painting took a couple days, and I believe about 5 cans of paint (still less then $20). The fabric and pillow form were around $40.
The cushion covers were a little more difficult then I figured they would be. :P I haven't tried anything like this before, and I was completely winging it. The ottoman was super easy, I ended up just covering over the old fabric and stapling it down.
The bottom cushion was a pain because of how the pattern was. I'm sure if I was a more experienced seamstress, it would have been a breeze. But alas, I am not.
After a frustrating afternoon, though, I figured 'em out.
Hubby kindly finished the ottoman for me. He's a good spray painter. :)
|Isn't that better? All ready for some baby rockin'. :)|
|I wanted to add a little more pop and color to the chair, so instead of making it all chaotic, I just accented.|
|Love the ottoman.|
|I had some scraps left over from the pillow, and decided to dress up the sides a little. I just attached them at either end with adhesive velcro.|