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!


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.

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