I know in the land of blogging....I could be shunned for not doing something myself. But the truth is..... I can paint, but I can't reupholster!!!!
Several years ago when we learned we were expecting a baby girl after 2 boys, I couldn't wait to decorate a girl's bedroom!!! Then reality set in...some of the items I wanted for her room were just out of my price range. I couldn't afford a chair like this that I wanted for Ava's nursery....
(Angelica Empire Adult Glider Chair by Angel Song- $ 1250.00)
Ouch on that price tag!
But yet I wanted a beautiful rocking chair in plush fabrics that I could rock my princess to sleep in.
So, I let all of my garage-saling, antique-store-looking friends know what I was looking for. And one of the girls who worked for me found this rocker and footstool for me for $60 total. They didn't match, but it didn't matter!
I had a designer girlfriend help me select fabrics from JoAnn's crafts and I waited for them to go on sale. I found a small, local company in Liberty, MO who specialized in recovering furniture and hired them to do the hard stuff!
My designer friend suggested that I recover the 2 sides of the seat cushion with different fabric on each side so I could flip it as I wish. She is a genius and knows I tire of things easily! We did sweet chenille on one side and a plaid on the other. One of my girlfriends made me the toile pillow and viola! My rocking chair was recovered.
(chenille fabric seat)
(plaid fabric seat)
I am heartbroken now that 4 years later....I am thinking of getting rid of the chair and ottoman. Ava wants a new room. She wants me to do her bedroom "in blue ....cuz' blue is my passion". LOL. She is soooooo my daughter.
This momma is struggling tho' to scrap my baby's room. It's still one of my favorites in my house!!!
You can see more of my daughters room by clicking here!
So.......Do I keep the chair for sentimental value? (we are still adopting, so I may have a toddler in the house again soon!)
Do I break it to my girl now that WHEN I redo her room.....Momma plans on it being hot pink and orange....not blue????
Or do I start letting her have an opinion on her room this early???