Happy 2014! I figured let’s get this new year off on the right foot with a gool ol’ DIY nursery update! This bambino is going to be here in t-minus 10 weeks… ahh! If you’re new here, here are all of the deets on Baby Dorobek and the DIY nursery: Spilling the beans, 10 nursery must haves, Painting the igloo, Bambino gets a crib, the great rug hunt, and the mirror hanging trick. Mama came to town back in December and we did a few things including found a glider! That’s a lot harder than it sounds! Meet my new favorite piece of furniture, Graham the glider:
I’ve been scouring the web, thrift stores, and outlet malls for the perfect, reasonably priced, comfortable nursery chair. After all, a glider/rocker was on my 10 nursery must have lists! Mom was in town, and I wanted to show her how pretty Graham was, so I took her into West Elm, just to look. AND here’s what we found… yep! That’s a giant red sale tag on Graham! Whahooo!
The most comfortable, beautiful chair in the world was on sale! I think I hyperventilated in the store. My mom had to catch me. It was exciting folks. It’s $799 + shipping + tax if you buy it online. And this bad boy had not been on sale in at least 4 months. I’ve been checking, like a maniac. And I could bring Graham the glider home today for $559 + tax today! Ahh! I was pretty dang excited, put him on hold and drove home to get Andy and his truck. The salesman said it was most likely an online return and they needed to get it off the floor quick because they don’t have room for it. Graham was clean and in perfect condition and coming home to my nursery. Holla!
Here he sits in nursery… Ooh and see that black afghan on the glider? That was made by my great grandmother and it just happens to go with the nursery perfect! I heart it.
Has that ever happened to you? So, that was mom and I’s first big break in operation spruce up the nursery weekend. Then, we decided the windows needed valances. Valances are expensive. We made them out of wait for it… Gorilla tape and insulation. True! I’m working on a full tutorial for those bad boys. But, here’s a fun little before and after:
That was also before Graham came home, and my cute little orange chair was being a place holder. You might also notice in the above picture that there is no door on the closet. Yep. We have big plans to sand and paint those ugly brown/ orange shiny doors white or black or something. But they are still sitting in our garage un painted. Fingers crossed that gets soon. You can also see a snippet of another DIY project my mom and I tackled… cushions on the bench! I say mom and I, but my mom actually did the sewing. And how cute are my mom’s glove animals! You can see 2 of them in the pic below. Check ’em out:
My mom made envelope cushions for the IKEA shelf turned bench. Remember when the bench wall looked like this:
So, I’ve got lots of nursery related tutorials that need to get written up! I just wanted to share the updates with y’all and let you know that the tutorials are on the way! Although, I can’t promise that the tutorials will be up until after heart day! You know how much I love my cheesy Valentine sayings! Hopefully, you like ’em too because I’ve got lots of clever free printable Valentines planned!
Comments & Reviews
Alison Reynolds says
Hi! By chance would you know the size bolts you need to attach the wooden base to the chair. We misplaced our bolts and were hoping for some help!
Joshua Martin says
West Elm’s Graham Glider was a big disappointment for us. The 1st one started creaking enough to wake the baby in 6 months and was replaced. 9 months later the new in box replacement also stated creaking. The wooden base had cracked on one side and when I contacted a highly recommended local furniture repairman he said the chairs materials were too cheap to work on and he would not touch it. West Elm swapped us for a floor model and while quiet in store creaked at Home and did not glide smooth. So 3 for 3 bad wood bases and 2 bad glider mechanisms. Sold it on Graig’s list and going for the tuba Glider. Very disappointed by the Graham Glider. Most expensive and dysfunctional piece of baby gear we have ever purchased
Jamie Dorobek says
Oh no! That’s awful! We’ve had the graham glider for over 4 years now and we did have the base break, because of a kid incident. But, my husband fixed it and it has worked well ever since. I’m glad you found one you like!
I was wondering what time of year you got the graham glider on sale! I am desperate to find it cheaper. I love it so much but just don’t justify spending that much money on a glider!!
OMG another gal that names her furniture! I think I hit the lottery! lol
Love the nursery! Cant wait to see future posts!!
This nursery is stunning! I really love the triangles on the wall.
Jamie Dorobek says
Thank you, Stephanie! 🙂
Great job on the nursery! Our guest room is almost emptied out!!! And then the real fun can begin!
Jamie Dorobek says
Yay! I still need to conquer the closets… ahhh! Those things are scary 🙂