Regular readers know that I love Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. About a month ago I one of those great moments in life where everything just seems to come together, and it happened at the ReStore.
For months we had been looking for a quality glider to replace the rocker recliner in my son's bedroom that had gone completely off the rails. It was worn out to the point that grease was leaking out of the mechanical parts (no idea what to call them) of the chair and actually ruined the carpet in the nursery. We desperately needed a replacement. However, getting a good, quality, new glider can be pricey. I just didn't want to spend that kind of money at the moment, having just returned to work after a year off. I actually prayed that I would be able to find some kind of crazy deal on a new chair. The next morning I went to a Habitat ReStore, not the one I usually go to but in a nearby town, and there sitting in a dusty corner of the store was a Dutailier glider, in almost perfect condition, Made In Canada. Amazing. FIFTEEN DOLLARS. The cushions had some stains on them and there was no ottoman but I did not care.
Anyway, I ended up ordering replacement cushions from Dutailier's website (yes, you can do this!!! and I got ones that were already in stock so the grand total for brand spanking new cushions was $125.00). They arrived within a few days and.....voilà.....a beautiful new Dutailier glider for the nursery. Love it.