Take this baby glider rocker chair that I bought 6 years ago when I was pregnant with my oldest son. I found it at a thrift store for $20. The price was right up my alley….
A little bit of white spray paint, and a sewn slipcover in the softest baby fabric from JoAnn’s Fabrics, and I had a gorgeous, affordable glider rocker! I have so many fond memories of this special chair where I nursed and sang to my son while he fell asleep in my arms (as well as my 2nd son!).
How to Make Over Used Baby Furniture
STEP 1 – Wash the cushions on HOT.
STEP 2 – Lay the pillows on the RIGHT side of the fabric and pinned the fabric tightly all around the cushion. If you don’t have a sewing machine, that’s okay. Use this tutorial on how to make no-sew pillows and modify it to make no-sew glider chair cushion covers! You can use Heat ‘n Bond to iron fabric together. No sewing machine required! 🙂
STEP 3 – Leave a 1″ seam allowance around the pins and snip away the extra fabric.
STEP 4 – Sew around on the line where the pins are attached, leaving the 1″ seam allowance.
STEP 5 – Leave one side open so that you can turn the slipcover right-side out. Insert the cushion, and then hand-stitched (or use the Heat ‘n Bond) to iron close the remaining seam.
STEP 6 – Replace the cushions.
STEP 7 – Unscrew the bottom of the stool, wrap the fabric over the cushion, and use a staple gun to tack the fabric. Screw the cushion back into place.
Sorry, I didn’t get tutorial pics!
I started this project months before I began featuring projects on this blog!
Turning a Changing Table Into a Desk
Here’s another great idea for you. Do you have an old changing table? Are you looking for ways to DIY your old changing table?
Turn it into a desk!
Do you like buying used baby furniture, too?