The upholsterer delivered my nursery chair last week, and I love it! I actually covered the chairs pretty turned legs with a skirt because I thought it was a softer look and more appropriate for a nursery. I'm sure some people would not approve of hiding turned legs!
I had it covered in this fabric:
which compliments this fabric, the main one I am using in the room. I found a remnant of white linen to use for the contrast welting on the chair, which I think adds so much.
If you're a mama, you know that you need a place to kick up your feet in the nursery. I didn't have an existing ottoman I wanted to cover, so I was planning to have one custom-made in the same fabric and trim as the chair.
But as I was cleaning up my family room over the weekend in preparation for MoS Washington's upcoming visit, I noticed my Cindy Crawford black faux bamboo metal ottoman and had an idea. It was stuck in the corner of the family room, no longer needed since I had an ottoman made with my pair of club chairs (and did I mention that I kind of hate the fabric on top?)
So I took it apart and got ready to paint.
A couple coats of glossy white Rustoleum did the trick! I think it feels much more "Palm Beach" in white than black, and between the faux bamboo and vintage poodles, baby girl's nursery is definitely giving off a Palm Beach vibe!
I had plenty of the coral fabric left, so I made a quick cut.
I stapled down the sides.
The red diamond fabric is gone!
I reattached the white faux bamboo base with a few screws.
And there you have it! Basically a "free" ottoman!
Of course, it's not nearly as plush and comfortable as a regular upholstered ottoman, so after a week or so of late-night feedings, I may end up biting the bullet and having a new ottoman made.
But I figured for minimal effort and cost, this is at least worth a try!