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? for those of you using Gliders...

An acquaintance of mine has a Dutailier glider that she got from a neighbor.  It is not new, but she says it is in great condition (smooth and quiet gliding.)  I looked up the model, and it is one of their higher end chairs...in the 500-600 price range.  The only thing I would need to do is get new cushions, and I priced them out around $200 on a couple web sites.

Matching ottomans are another $100-150.... now suddenly I have passed the price I was going to pay for a new complete Shermag set from BRU ($299 or less with a 20% coupon.)

So I ask, do you think it is worth it to take the chair? She is offering it to me for free.  Is it THAT important to have an ottoman that glides as well?

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Re: ? for those of you using Gliders...

  • I think the ottoman that glides is important. It's much more comfortable.

    If the new cushions and ottoman are going to cost you more than a new set, I'd just go with the new set. I couldn't be bothered to order new cushions and search out a matching ottoman. 

  • I too think the gliding ottoman is nice , so much more comfortable. If it is going to cost more to get the coushions and such I would probably go new.



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  • I love everything about my dutalier...but, it was a gift from my grandma. Can you get the cushions cleaned instead of replacing them?
  • If it really doesn't need a new cushion- if it's just a little dingy looking or something, just clean it and buy the ottoman. If you do really need to get a new cushion, I would just rather get a brand new glider and ottoman set. I have a Shermag and I love it, use it every day. The material is very easy to clean with a baby wipe, after it dries it looks fine.
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  • Yes, yes, yes! I thought the same thing and didn't get one. Then was at a friends and used hers to nurse and realized how much more comfortable it was!!
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  • I bought a gently used dutailier glider off of craigslist for 150.00 (originally 500-600 too).  Then I had a guy in town who does furniture upholistry re-do the cushions with a fabric I purchased (heavy fabric) from a cloth store.  The guy did the cushions for 75.00 and the fabric was about 30.00.  So I was able to save some money rather than purchasing new cushions.  And, it matches baby's room perfectly!
  • Oh, and I wanted to add that I hadn't originally planned on spending the money for an ottoman...but it came with the chair I purchased that was used.  I am SOOOO glad that we have one; without it I think breastfeeding would be uncomfortable in the chair because my feet would be dangling.  If you decide to not get teh ottoman due to the price, consider purchasing a nursing stool.  Posture and positioning helps a lot with nursing.
  • Thanks guys. We decided to pass on the offer.  Going to get a new set instead.  I appreciate all your thoughts and feedback!
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