If you’ve never registered for a nursery before, it’s hard to believe that some choices could be tough. If you told me that I couldn’t find a reasonably priced glider (AKA rocking chair) that I liked, I’d probably laugh at your ridiculousness. How hard can it be? Hard. There are so many, but anything remotely stylish is around the $400 and up mark. Yeah, no way. Most people give their nursery rockers away after a year and they usually aren’t made very well. I refuse.
I couldn’t justify spending all that cashola and tossing it a few months later. So, I let Mr. FSL talk me into getting a fancypants glider ;) Kind of. I thought about it and we could just compromise.
I brought up the idea of buying a recliner for the living room. He has been wanting a reclining “man chair” ever since we got our Wall ‘o’ TV and surround sound. He obviously thought this was a wonderful idea. My compromise was to put it in the nursery around my due date, and bring it back downstairs when the baby moves on to solid food (since I’d be using the rocker for feedings). He gets his man chair, I get a nice rocker for the nursery, we won’t be throwing away our $$, and everyone wins.
Into the furniture store we go.
We narrowed it down to 4 that were reasonably priced.
This guy came in chocolate and this sage green color. The fabric was a soft corduroy. I liked this one because of the large nailhead trim. It was a bit wide though. I was kind of worried about cramming it into the small-ish nursery. The chocolate brown would look great in the baby’s room but not in our living room. So option #1 was eventually a no.
Option #2 was my favorite choice based on comfort, style, and how effin awesome it would look in the nursery. I did not take this photo. I got it from the store’s website. I was too busy swooning over it to take pictures.
Option #3 is a tan microfiber rocker/recliner. The neutral color would work in our living room and the nursery. The shape also mimics the square-ish look of our couch. The only draw back is that it leaves butt-prints when you get up from it. Hmmm…lol!
Option #4 was my husband’s favorite for obvious reasons. Clearly it was comfy. It came in lots of colors, but if we didn’t want the dark brown, we’d have to special order it, which would jack the cost up by $150 in addition to the already hefty price tag. I didn’t like that it was 1/2 leather and 1/2 fabric. It looked kind of tacky to me.
We bought option #2 and headed home. Once we sat in the living room, I realized that it would look very mismatched (not it a good way) in that room. Great for the baby’s room, not so much in our modern casual TV room. I told my husband, he rolled his eyes, and back to the store we drove.
Option #3 was the best fit for what we needed. It got delivered Thursday and passed the test of providing comfiness during the NBA Finals
Do you think we made the right decision? Which would you have picked?