Nursery Glider Makeover with Calico Reupholstery

September 2, 2021

Our lives have changed immensely since my last blog post! Luke, Willa and I are now a family of four, having welcomed our sweet son Jude into the world on July 19. We are tired but so filled with love. He’s an easy baby so far, sleeping well and eliciting lots of cooing over his full head of hair. Big sister is adapting and taking her new role very seriously, too! Check out a video of our first week together here.

Sweet baby Jude.

I’ve had lots of questions about Jude’s nursery. One project in particular, his nursery glider makeover is featured in this post. In true second-child fashion, we repurposed many items we already had, including his crib, artwork, rug and dresser. I also thought Facebook marketplace would be a great spot to find a used glider we could reupholster to look like new. I think two essentials in every nursery are a comfy glider and blackout window treatments!

I got lucky that our guest room was already painted blue (Solitude by Benjamin Moore), but it’s a good reminder that you don’t have to spend a fortune to design a nursery. Get creative, reuse what you own and even borrow from other rooms to create a special space!

Jude’s nursery, paint color Ben Moore – Solitude.

We worked with a fabulous company, Calico Corners, to re-imagine and reupholster a used glider I purchased on Facebook marketplace. See the before below! Calico has over 60 locations in the USA and makes upholstery projects easy with design services, custom furniture, window treatments & other home décor, all made with the best designer fabrics. The original glider had great bones and was only $150 bucks (originally retails for $1000). I knew I could make it something really special with Calico!

The BEFORE of our FB marketplace glider find!

I visited the Calico location in Deerfield, IL. The store and staff are lovely and there are tons of fabrics on display and fabric books to go through. I was in search of performance fabrics that would hold up to lots of use and still feel soft and cozy. The Calico team showed me lots of options and I was big fan of the Kravet performance fabric books.

Calico location in Deerfield, IL.

I experienced excellent customer service working with Christine. She spent well over an hour with me as I made my fabric selections and was excited and patient as I thought about my desired design. Christine offered great suggestions as well! I decided to use Cestino CR in Obsidian (a textured black and white weave) for the frame of the glider, Titan Chenille in 505 Mist (a soft blue) for the seat and back cushions and then Montrose OD/1116 Bone (a neutral fabric) as a contrast welt to help the cushion pop. Simple but with a little twist.

Picking out my fabrics with Calico!

After picking out the fabrics, Christine promptly followed up with a quote on the fabrics and the reupholstery costs. My chair was picked up at my house and all the fabric was sent directly to the reupholstery workroom. We got our gorgeous glider back and I could not be happier! I will be rocking and reading to Jude in this chair for years to come.

Our BEAUTIFUL reupholstered chair looks perfect in Jude’s nursery.

Nursery Glider Makeover

Detail of the upholstery by Calico.

This post is sponsored by Calico but all opinions are my own, thanks for supporting the brands that keep this blog moving and shaking!  XO – CLAIRE

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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!

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