Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Swingin' Re-do

Right now, I'm listening to old school Janet Jackson.
Just thought you ought to know.

Moving on.

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.

Final product!

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!


heather said...

That is AWESOME.

Alesha said...

Look at you! You little domestic diva! Good work!

Heather said...

Such a great job! Cute fabric.

Unknown said...

That little boy better be as creative as you! Awesome work!

Steve and Kelsey and Alex! said...

It looks great!

Darci Cole said...

I'm jealous. Now I want to do one for our high chair! How did you get it to stay on around the edges?

Carrie said...


Unknown said...

you make me wish I could sow.

Jilene said...

Nice job!

Jennie said...

That is awesome! And the fact that it was free! Fantastic!

Heather Feather said...

I'm super impressed! There were a couple of free things I wanted to redo, but they intimidated me. Good job!

What I Did Today said...

You are so stinkin' awesome! I love this! I hope he likes his swing too! Elle doesn't. I left it behind when we moved. Now I wish we hadn't so I could try her in it again. :)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Hot dang girl! That's awesome! Me? Sew? Nope. Nadda. Zip. Ziltch. :D

Heather Feather said...

I saw you on Better After today! Congrats! Yours swing is awesome :)