The next day at work I was thinking about that chair and decided that I really needed it. I had fallen in love with the frame and knew that we could figure out how to re-upholster it and make it work for us. Brady, being the intelligent husband he is, agreed to go ahead and buy it since I wanted it so bad.
We went back to DI and low and behold the rocker had been marked down to $25! I knew it had to be fate! I was feeling really good about this because now I knew I really wanted it, and we were getting it for the price that Brady felt was right.
It gets better, as we were checking out Brady just decides on a whim to ask the checkout guy if he can go any lower on the price. I am thinking, "this isn't an antique store or market, its DI. they don't barter", but to my surprise the checkout guy was in a great mood and said he would give it to us for $15! We were so happy about it, and now we knew it was worth it to try our hand at re-upholstering, even though we have no experience.
Brady did all the dirty work.
And when I say all, I mean that one day I came home from work and it was done! He surprised me with the finished product! I know he put a lot of work into cutting the old fabric off, unscrewing the boards, cutting the foam and batting to the right size and shape, and putting it all back together!
We both picked out the fabric at a store that was going out of business, so it was also a steal of a deal. I'm so happy with the end result, and and excited to rock our baby in this chair that her daddy 'made' for her.