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.


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.


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!

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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!