What fabric should I use for this glider?

I found this white glider with matching ottoman on CL for $40, SCORE!!  I want to recover the cushions/ottoman to match our nursery a bit more.  Right now it's a super light baby blue and white stripe fabric... I washed the cushions in hot water last night and there are no stains, it just looks a little worn and needs some revamping.


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I found a great tutorial online where you use a seam ripper to take apart the existing cushions and use the old fabric as a pattern.  If we go this route I'll be asking my mom to help me with it! :)


Another option I thought of is to try to find an outdoor chair cushion that fits and use that for the chair part, then I'll have to find matching and/or coordinating fabric to cover the ottoman.


I did find this cushion online that matches the bench cushion I purchased... however I'm reading in some online reviews that these cushions are much more orange/red than red, so I might have to return the bench cushion if that is the case and start at square one.  It also might be too much next to the bench...


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This is how I plan on laying out the room... as you can see the under the window bench is right next to the glider.  Would that be polka dot overload?


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What do you think?  The most economical option is the DIY recover... any suggestions on fabrics?


 

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 4:51 am
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I think I would do a solid color. Maybe pink to match the crib bedding and other pink accents. Then maybe you could do the red and white polka dot throw pillow? :-)

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 3:23 am
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or maybe a white one with ice aqua and red pillow?!

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 8:05 am
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I agree with the solid color - maybe pink or red and then doing some accents :) That way the polka dots aren't too overwhelming KWIM?

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 8:58 am

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