Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We found this rocking chair at DI. The frame was awesome, the fabric not so much. It was priced at $35, and brady was convinced that if it was just $10 less, then it would be worth it, so we left without the chair.

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.

Before:


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!



After:


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.

9 comments:

Jenni said...

ADORABLE. i love it. what a nice husband!

Chelsea said...

nice work. it looks great.
i always want to do stuff like this, but i've got no idea how to do it.

Carrie said...

great job brade!

Kris and Megan Wright said...

that is so amazing!! i love a good bargain- i just wish kris and i were as handy as you two!!! way to go!

The Jeppsen 5 said...

Niiice!!

Ben and Megan said...

Awesome! Brady knows how to treat a wife... especially a pregnant one! It looks great and I wish there was DI here!

Kristi said...

I know you know it but I'll tell you again: you have the best husby on the block! The chair looks great, Brady did a fabulous job! I remember those rocking chairs from when I was a kid. I remember that if you didn't get up from them properly then the whole chair would flip over backwards, haha! As a kid though I was very wild and hyper. I'm sure that your rocking chair won't flip over backwards when you get out of it. :)

ryan and danielle said...

sweet chair!!! what a sweet husbo!!

Anonymous said...

Love it!! Can't wait to see it in person! I also can't wait for my turn to rock Livvy in it!! I love rocking babies - that's a job I would love, just rocking babies 8 hours a day!
~mom