There she is! Our new Curtis rocker from CB2.
For the first eight months of Kenton’s life, we snuggled with him in the Pottery Barn Dream Rocker we scored on Craig’s List for $300 (retails for about $1200 – with ottoman).
We were never 100% happy with that rocker. The color was blah and it took up a ton of room in our not-so-big nursery. So, a few weeks ago, we sold the rocker and matching ottoman on Craig’s List for $400. That was plenty of cash to order the $299 Curtis rocker and left us with a small profit!
We already had the white leather Crate & Barrel ottoman. It was being used in our family room, but since we did a new DIY ottoman/coffee table, we no longer needed it downstairs. (Great story behind that ottoman – it retails for $169, but we scored it for $12 at a charity auction a few years back. You read that correctly, $12!)
The timing on this smaller rocker couldn’t have been better. Kenton recently figured out how to pull the curtain through the slats in his crib, which meant the inevitable “pulling the crib out from the wall” just happened – leaving even less space in the room.
The downsides to the rocker – it’s not as cozy as the old one, but the seat seems to be softening with each feeding session. Also, the arm rests are a little low, so we’ve been using a Boppy pillow to help our arms hold the weight of our 20lb+ little munckhin.
The budget for this particular nursery swap is AWESOME:
Sale of old rocker = (-$400)
New rocker (w/ taxes, S&H) = $340
Ottoman = already had
Pillow = already had
Faux sheepskin rug = already had
TOTAL = (-$60)
That’s right – our wallet has three extra $20’s thanks to this improvement!