Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Car Seat Makeover: A New Ride

Ahhh....I can finally cross this off my "Want to Try" list! YAY! Although I have had recovering a car seat on my list for over a year now, I really didn't have a pressing reason to redo it. Now I am in a bit of a time crunch because my brother's baby, baby boy, is due in March and we are throwing a baby shower for him this weekend! So 3 days(about 12 hours) later the pink, infant car seat that I have used for both of my girls went from this....



to this...

I just love the back and white circle dots from Robert Kaufman's Metro Living fabric collection.

I used a tutorial from Puking Pastilles to help guide me. I wasn't recovering the same type of car seat she did, but it did help. A lot of the process was documenting what goes where. I took several pictures as I dissected it.


 I didn't end up taking the entire canopy apart. I just replace the fabric around the edge.


I also left the fabric in the middle of the seat. It was black and in good condition so it worked! And saved me a little time!

Although time consuming and tedious, I am pleased with the final result and feel a sense of accomplishment! I had mixed emotions about recovering it to give it away. I was happy to do it knowing it was going to my new nephew, but sad because my girls are getting bigger and giving it away means that I they won't need it anymore. 

Here they are testing it out and fighting over who gets to sit in it! I don't think they want to give it up either, but it has to happen sooner or later.

I hope that baby boy enjoys his new ride!

On another note...I would like to thank my mom for watching the girls the past two days and twelve hours...thanks mom!

4 comments:

Courtney said...

This turned out super cute!

Faith Like Potatoes said...

so cute!! Its on my list of to do's I just always find something to do before it:)

Melissa said...

If you want to try your skills out again I would be HAPPY to give you mine to recover!!! :)

BeautifulDees said...

Way too cute....I love your car seat. You are so so talented.
Love,Debbie

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