Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Thrift Rocker and Ottoman for the Nursery.


One day in early December, I went to the paint store to purchase some paint. While leaving the paint store, I spotted a warehouse type building across the street that had a sign advertising used furniture and that it was opened to the public. Somehow, I found myself steering my vehicle in that direction.  When I got there, I wasn’t even parked in the correct parking lot and convinced the guy who I guess was “manning” that area (which is where pick ups are done) to let me stay where I was and that I would be in and out in no time. Looking back, I realize that the “powers that be” were working and that I was about to fulfill my destiny.
I went into the warehouse and zoomed in straight to this rocker/swivel chair and ottoman. I had to literally climb over things to get to them. I saw $40 (for both pieces) and although I hadn’t tested the durability of the frame decided that it was too great a deal to pass up. A gentleman who worked there pried both pieces from the corner that they were hiding in(just waiting on me), and I daintily sat on the edge of the chair and performed a rocking motion which was my feeble attempt at testing the durability of the chair. You see, I was wearing short capris and didn’t want my skin touching the fabric . I’m sure you would do the same thing so stop laughing! Since then, I’ve placed a small sheet in my vehicle for moments like these….

Some Background Info 

throw back picture to when Zion was a baby in his nursery

Ok, I did not have a rocker in Zion’s nursery. At our previous home, our home office was transformed into Zion’s nursery and the sleeper couch that was in the office remained in the nursery.  We didn’t have the space to place it else where in our house anyway. So, on that couch was where I nursed Zion, bonded with him, slept, etc.  After a while, I didn’t miss not having a rocker.
However, when I became pregnant with Baby Ian, I found myself obsessed with getting a rocker. I somehow convinced myself that it is one of those quintessential items that must be in a nursery. Thus, my quest to get one of these at the price of almost $1000.  If I wanted the ottoman I would have to pay another $300 or so dollars. Now, do you understand why I said it was destined for me to find that chair and ottoman above. What? You think I’m being melodramatic. Come on $40 versus over $1000! Maybe you’ll be convinced if you see what the pieces  look like now…


Reupholstered in special order orange fabric, the chair and ottoman fit perfectly into Baby Ian’s nursery.  I have been happily rocking, swiveling, and nursing sinceSmile.  Do tell, what do you think?  Also, stay tuned for another major nursery reveal next week regarding a collaboration with a very creative blogger friend!   XX


  1. Just my kind of deal and you know I love the color! Well done friend. I mentioned you on my blog today :)

  2. What a great deal! I love the color you chose. It looks perfect there =)

  3. Great makeover, Stacey! Great fabric choice as well! Such a cute pic of Zion as a baby!

  4. is beautiful!! A dream come true with a lot of destiny thrown in for good measure! How adorable Zion is!


  5. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! I love a makeover in any capacity whether it is animal, vegetable, mineral or PERSON OR OBJECT!!!! You are having fun, aren't you?

    You go back to school soon! MY BLESSINGS TO YOU! Anita

  6. Love, love the makeover, and what a precious photo!! Hope all is well...

  7. Wonderful baby boy, I like him!!! This is such a nice post!
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  8. Stacey, this is wonderful, and such a cheerful color. This will surely brighten any room.

    Cannot believe how much Zion has grown! They do have a way of doing that don't they??

    He is adorable!


  9. wow that's amazing...what a great find and love the red color. How are the kiddos doing?

  10. What a great find! Love the new color.

  11. The poor child is trying to eat stop swiveling...;)Great job Stacey and I love, love, love the orange fabric. Why can't I ever find buys like that?


  12. Did you reupholster that chair? Good job if you did :) You can check out my reupholstering/nursery project here and here (follow me):

  13. I'm SOOO glad you commented on my blog because now I know about you! LOVE this blog and so happy to be a new follower :)

  14. Looks fabulous my friend! Very nice... x


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