Added Feb 22, 2012
It is unfortunate that I am allergic to the typical wooden nursing glider with the big padded cushions on it. They are comfortable and they definitely have a purpose and a place in our little one’s room. (we’ve been calling him/her ITBERT… “It” just feels so impersonal so we personified it a little!) Last year this time we were still living in China as Peace Corps Volunteers. We found out about Itbert two days before we left China… (the reason I got out my printmaking stuff and made myself and Itbert matching “made in china” shirt and onesie!) Needless to say our return home, and needing to get a place to live left us with a pretty tight budget. Our new home is situated in a GREAT neighborhood where every fall they have a giant group yardsale! We wandered the streets and found an (in my opinion) ugly old nursing glider and stool for only 25 BUCKS!!! (the ones in big R Us type stores go for up to 600 for the two pieces) so we snapped that baby up. I was excited about the find but disgusted by the orangy wood finish and the dirty oatmealy cover. It needed to be fixed! So, I fixed it! I made an initial slip cover with muslin then got some fabric from Ikea and fixed this baby up. A little teal ribbon pulls the chair into the room. If you want to see more nursery pics… (like hand made hot air balloons… too crafty to post on burdastyle, and paintings and general decor) check out Itbert’s nest
Cotton Canvasy Ikea fabric… I wanted something neutral that wouldn’t complicate our small space!
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