yellow & white chevron chair
We decided that it’d be nice to have some seating in the nursery… but I didn’t want to spend a ton of cash (love you Pottery Barn rockers, but you are WAY out of my budget) and I didn’t think that a traditional glider-type chair would fit with the mid-century dresser we’ve got in the room. So when I saw this little mid-century rocker on sale at Urban Outfitters, I hemmed and hawed for a week until Jason told me to just. buy. it. already.
Ours is exactly like the one above, but came with a maroon cover (and was about $100 cheaper – I think the maroon was headed out). We’re pretty pleased with the quality of the chair for the price, and it seems reasonably comfortable for the short bits of time J or I have spent sitting in it.
It took a few hours, but I think the chair looks so much more fun with this new print and I’m really pleased with how it all turned out! I even tried my hand at inserting a zipper in each of the covers so that they’ll be easy to remove & wash once Rico gets here and dirties them up. (Truthfully, I’m a little sad about the potential for getting baby spit up on this thing, but it comes with the territory, right? Maybe I can scotch-guard the fabric for a little extra protection?)
Sewing with zippers is definitely not as hard as I thought it would be, and I think I’m hooked – these zipper closures look much cleaner & neater than the velcro closures I put on the back of the cushion covers that I made for the futon on the porch.
In fact, I became so smitten with zipper closures during this process that I inserted one into the elephant throw pillow that I made for the rocking chair (I used this tutorial, and it took about 20 minutes).
One more picture, for good measure:
(I’m still thinking about recovering the lampshade because it’s a weird shiny material. That, and we’ll be hanging some white-framed DIY artwork above the chair sometime soon, which I’m hoping will lighten up the corner a bit. And I never posted about the curtains I made, but there they are, in all their blackout cloth-lined glory.)
And, for those of you that are curious about what we’ve got going on on the other side of the room:
We’ve got a sweet Jenny Lind crib (thanks to baby’s grammy & poppy!), which will be covered in yellow sheets with white polka dots once I get around to washing them (maybe next week? How soon is too soon to wash baby clothes/sheets/towels/etc?). You can see a preview of the zigzag quilt that I’m making hanging over the side of the crib – the quilt will eventually be hung over the crib.
And we’re trying to figure out what to do about the crib skirt… I’m going to make a little something, but I don’t know what. I’ve still got 3 yards of yellow chevron material left from the chair, but between the quilt & the chair, I’m wondering if that’s too many zig zags in one room? Otherwise, a plain white crib skirt with some sort of border around the bottom might be nice (Jason suggested ordering more elephant silhouette fabric & sewing a row of elephants around the bottom, but is that too many elephant silhouettes in a room that’s not meant to be elephant-themed?). Your design thoughts/suggestions are welcome!