The nursery is still progressing at snail speed, but even at that rate we should finish it up this weekend and hope to have lots of pictures for you by the beginning of next week. I am sticking to my goal of hanging one thing a day (lofty, I know!) and this week I’ve hung a couple prints, some infamous blogger book ledges and the sweetest mobile.
Another thing that arrived several weeks ago is the glider we decided on. Way back in February, I posted about a bunch of different gliders and rockers at every price point, and the one we ended up purchasing–the Graham glider from West Elm–actually wasn’t even on that list. I almost went with the Sweep Swivel chair that I depicted in the round up, but after learning it just swiveled and didn’t glide, I decided on the Graham in Dove Gray performance velvet.
It was a tough decision considering it was a more expensive glider (I got it on sale for $679, but after shipping and taxes it was just over $800) and I was going off of no reviews–I really wish West Elm published reviews on their site! And so, for anyone out there looking for a glider and wondering about the Graham, I can confidently say (after already logging around 200 hours in it), it is AMAZING and worth the price, maybe even more so if you’re tall.
I am 6′ and can comfortable rest my head back, something I couldn’t do with my last glider and most gliders I have sat in. Also, the sleek curved arm shape not only looks good, but it has propped up my bobbing head up many nights. It does come with a matching lumbar pillow that was really great the first few days when I needed more back support to help with my posture when nursing, but now I tend to toss it off before sitting down.
The glide is really smooth and I haven’t heard a squeak (yet!). I opted to not purchase the matching ottoman (I don’t care for gliding ottomans) and made a little fluffy stationary ottoman to go with it which has been great for propping my feet up. The only potential problem I can see that we haven’t encountered is how it cleans up. We still haven’t had to spot clean it. Faye recently started spitting up a little bit, so we’ll see! I am hoping the performance velvet holds up because even after it serves its purpose in the nursery, it is nice enough to pass in the living room or reading room–something we can have for a good long time! Overall, I would absolutely recommend it! 5 stars.
I am off to log in a few more hours in my chair with little Faye. Fortunately, as of this week, we finally got her days and nights corrected so the Graham is no longer doubling as my bed–as comfortable as it is (and as cute as she is!), there’s no place like my bed these days.
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