Just thought you ought to know.
We got this baby swing from a friend, a very generous friend who wanted to GIVE us some of their old baby stuff. Free stuff?? Who's going to say no to that!
While I was so grateful for the freebies, I felt like I wanted this little swing to get some updating TLC.
So, like the tightwad I am, I went to my mom's house and raided her fabric stash.
She has tons.
Most of it was freakishly cute girl fabric.
No way in heck am I putting my boy on a flowery swing.
So I picked these:
Good for a boy, but useable by a girl someday.
I took the swing apart, and using the old pad, cut a new one. I thought I'd add some fun stripes from the other fabric.
Then I taped up the bars around the greyish plastic parts and spray painted them blue.
Sorry I don't have a full tutorial. Most of this was by the seat of my pants, experimental, and trial and error.
In the end, it worked out.
I think it's super cute. I wanted to do it in orange, gray, and light blue (since those are the colors I'm kinda leaning toward for his room) but my mama didn't have any that wasn't girly. And remember, I'm cheap, so I didn't want to go buy any.
All I gotta say is this boy better like his swing. His mommy worked hard on it!