Friday, August 9, 2013

Three Dollar Makeover

Our small town in Arkansas recently had their city-wide yard sale!  We were so excited to see what everyone was selling!  The deal of the day was this swing for only $3.00!!
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Granted, the cover did need a little updating.  (Can you tell it had rained all day?)
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There was fabric left over from the Bassinet Cover and from these curtains.  That's free fabric, right?  Right!  So, I got to work!  The old seat cover was used as a pattern.  Before long, a new one was ready to go!

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Now for the REAL test.  Will Wee Fashionista like it?

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Yep!  She loves her "new" swing and it meets her brother's approval, too!
What bargains have you been re-vamping?  I'd love to hear about them!
;-)  -Marci


  1. What a great makeover! I'm sure that cute baby loves her new swing! Thanks for stopping by today ;)

  2. That's a classy make-over. Little one is going to have lots of lovely rides in that one! Think it may just be a little small for Big Brother though!

    Well done!

  3. What a great makeover! So cute and your grand kiddos are precious

  4. I have a swing that needs re-doing and a highchair!
    I'm hoping to match them up with the new grandbabies decor scheme that my daughter has going!
    This is definitely an improvement and love the price tag!
    I'm encouraged. :)

  5. That's a bargain, the new cover looks good an the little lady looks very happy with it.

  6. You know I love an inexpensive project and this one sure turned out beautiful!! Way to go Grandma!

  7. What a great makeover and so much better than spending the hundreds of dollars on a new one.

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  8. Wow! 3 bucks, that's awesome! Great makeover on the swing. Totally cute.

  9. wow that's pretty awesome deal you got, and I love that fabric. How cute!!

  10. That is too cute! Love the pattern too. Ya know also if you want get some finger nail polish and you could prob. take the faded swing name off.

  11. This is so adorable! I have done this a few times, myself. I no longer have small babies around the house but I will say that I made a new seat for my oldest who is 34 now and then years later found a newer one, repainted the stand and made a new seat when my youngest grandson was born. He is 6 now! I love turning something old that is still perfectly fine and making all new and shiny, like you did here. The bright pink print is SO cute!

  12. That's adorable..what a great idea!
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  13. I love this and great choice of fabric too!

  14. Terrific makeover and very effective!! You do great work.
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  15. This is such a cute idea and I love the pattern you picked for the makeover. It looks so much more modern and fun. You did a great job!
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  16. I love makeovers and you did a tremendous job on this one. I had never thought of doing a makeover on a swing, Great idea! You have so many great craft ideas..I love your site.


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