Have you ever looked at prices for rocking chairs and nursery gliders? Absurd.
Normal people cannot afford those. Especially on top of everything else needed for a nursery.
We got this rocking chair from my grandparents. Instead of trying to purchase something way out of our price range, I decided that we would just make a chair cover for it and call it good.
Off to Pinterest I went looking for patterns and inspiration.
I cannot take credit for actually making this. My mom came to our rescue again. Off my pins, she made made up our own patterns to fit the chair.
I did help cut out the fabric!
We used two fabric patterns, foam cushioning, and 550 cord.
The 550 cord is for the piping on the side.
I really like that it is reversible. And I am obsessed with these colors…obviously.
She added orange ties to all the corners so it can be easily tied to the chair.
We also made this side pocket thing. I actually did do some of the sewing on this one. My mom had a pattern for this from a bedding set.
It is really helpful to have on the rocker. I have it stuffed with wipes, bibs, granola bars, and anything else that I may need during a feeding.
I think this helps pull together all the different patterns we have in the room.
The chair is pretty comfortable pretty comfortable! I may have fallen asleep in it a few times.
Here soon I will try to do a full tour of the nursery so you can see the full set up of everything. I may even attempt to do a video tour, but don’t hold your breath.
Have you done any furniture coverings or upholstery?
Your rocker has a better story! I love that y’all used the same fabric throughout the nursery.
I may have gone crazy with buying the fabric initially! But it has gone to some great use!
The Rocker came out absolutely fabulous. I agree no need to spend ump-teen amounts of money on something when you can make your own or re-do something to make it work. Best of all your able to put your on twist on it. I love the side caddy, you and your mom did great!!!
Agreed! The side caddy was the best idea ever since it holds the ever escaping bibs and pacifiers that we always seem to be losing.