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

18 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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  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. :)
    Pat

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  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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