Remember the stroller/car seat combo I bought for my sister back in July? The one for $15 that the cat had kittens in (still so gross), the stroller just waiting to be re-covered? Well the worst happened and my sister miscarried. We were all so sad about it that the stroller went into my parents basement out of site. I'm happy to report that not only is my sister expecting again but she's having a girl, her first after 3 boys. To say we're excited is an understatement and Mom and I went and found some adorable pink fabric, no gender neutral here.
Today we're going to look at the stroller and tomorrow you can see the car seat.
Here's the finished stroller and a reminder of what I started with.
I can't really tell you how gross this stroller was with a very pink kitty birth stain over most of the cushion. I threw it in the wash and then Proxi'ed it multiple times and was really surprised just how clean it came. I didn't think I'd be able to use any of the batting but it all came clean enough to use except a little bit of binding that I could easily replace with bias tape.
Once the cushion was clean I started in on the sunshade. I had decided to keep all of the browny-beige fabric but it all felt so dirty I wanted to wash every scrap of fabric, it's a good thing I had decided that because it turns out the fabric was all one big piece so it all had to come off anyway. Once I took off a very large pile of screws I was left with this.
I washed everything, replaced the ugly, faded plaid with the new flowers and then re-attached it all. The cushion took a lot more time with a ton of unpicking but as usual the end result was worth the trouble (sorry there's no photo of the cushion on it's own).
This project came together surprisingly easy with very few problems, just the way I like them to go.
Here are a bunch more photos just because it's so beautiful.
So come back tomorrow, see the other half.
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