Before & After: A "Grandma Glider"

Madeline wrote us with not only a great Before & After to share, but a lovely story: I had done a lot of looking around online for inspiration for recovering old gliders and really didn't find as much as I'd hoped. Now that my old glider has a fresh new look I was hoping it could be some inspiration for someone else out there. I know it looks like just any old grandmother's glider but this one belonged to one of the coolest ladies who ever lived; it just had to be part my baby's room. My dad dropped it off last week and despite the awesomeness of my grandmother the country blue fabric wasn't cutting it.

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After!

My other grandmother was so kind to share with me her endless supply of great quilt scraps, they've been sitting around in a box waiting to be put to good use and finally they have a good home. So now with the help of both my grandmothers (and my mom who taught me how to sew) we have a newly recovered glider!

Brava! And so special that three special women in your life could play a part! Thanks Madeline! Folks, Madeline is a "a landscape designer by day and a jewelry-making aficionado by night" - intrigued? Find her at mimosa by m.e.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.