Vintage Chair Makeover with Minted

Did you know that


, the custom stationery company, now does


!?  Just after created my

baby room inspiration boards

, actually maybe it was before, I purchased the first piece of furniture for the room, the mid-century modern rocker.  A craigslist find for $30!!!  Similar chairs online are going for close to $1000!!  Though the chair has great bones, the fabric left something to be desired.  The cushions were covered in a 70's-looking deer print.  I searched high and low for the perfect fabric, then I discovered that Minted has a

HUGE fabric selection


Here are Oliver's thoughts on the before of the chair.  Then I chose the

Irregular Herringbone fabric

and got to work with the makeover.  I think the project took about three yards.  A vast savings from the hundreds I was thinking of spending on

this chair


For a sewer like myself, the project was fairly simple, I used the old cushion cover as a pattern.  Added piping and a zipper, since we know all kinds of baby things will be happening on this piece of furniture.  

After, Ollie was much happier, and mom too.  I think the subtle graphic pattern suits the room perfectly without being too loud and this fabric choice could eventually work for a girl's room too.  

Aside from fabric, Minted also does art prints.  This

Heirloom Apple print

was on my initial inspiration board and became the centerpiece for the graphic, New York-themed baby room.

More nursery details to come.