Makeover: Dutailier Glider

We don't have one, but by all accounts Dutailier gliders are well-made and comfortable. They're also rather plain and, in some cases, verging on ugly. But when Jennifer sees a good deal, she doesn't let aesthetics stand in the way.

Here's the scoop from Jennifer:

I found this amazing maple Dutailier glider at a baby consignment store for $140 (new it is $600, what a find!). It was definitely not my style but it was a great deal and I could see potential! Someone gave me a free gliding footstool as well, and even though the wood didn't match I knew I could find a way to tie them together.

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I saw this fabric at Ikea and it just popped at me, it was perfect. I wanted something very unique and modern, not babyish, something that I could put in any room of the house. We have a 1 and 2 year old so it gets a lot of use!!

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To fully appreciate the transformation, here's a "before" of the mismatched glider and the footstool.

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If you're inspired by this glider makeover, Craigslist is a great place to start looking for a used Dutailier. Brava Jennifer!

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing 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.