September 23, 2011

VINTAGE TOY STROLLER REDO

I purchased this vintage stroller off ebay eons ago with the intention of fixing it up. Well, True got a vintage stroller from her Auntie Linda last Christmas and of course Brave started to want her own, so I knew that this stroller would come in handy when her birthday came around. The frame of it was in fantastic condition, though I did think about spray painting it white, but decided against it. On the other hand, the seat part was an ugly vinyl that had been taped and stapled on. This was the part that had to go!
vintage stroller redo
I pretty much just tore the vinyl off the frame and it was an easy enough shape to recreate another. The tough part was figuring out what fabric to use as I still wanted it to have a vintage look.
vintage stroller redo
Then, I remembered another ebay purchase I had made which was a vintage child deck chair. I loved the stripes and the day it came in we were so excited about it, but True decided to stand in the seat and "RRRRRIPPP" it went! Now the chair needs a new fabric seat, but the torn one would do perfectly for the stroller. Off I went seam ripping the thing off.
vintage stroller redo
Mind you, the fabric from the deck chair is very old, so to make it a bit sturdier I backed it with some natural canvas and added buttonholes to be able to attach the seat onto the frame.
vintage stroller redo
And, "Voila!" We have a perfectly cute, vintage toy stroller ready to be gifted to our Brave!
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Her birthday was in August when we had the "Camp Out", so she has been enjoying this since then (just finally getting around to posting it). She was extremely delighted to have her own little stroller to tote all her dolls. True and Brave now push their vintage strollers together and they fight about them together too. Even if each girl has their own, they still manage to fight about them. Go figure!

19 comments:

  1. perfect timing with the baby arriving , so adorable I love it. I have seen some beat I mean beat up prams lately I am not so crafty I wish I were they would be perfect for this sort of project

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  2. How wonderful. Love the striped fabric too :)

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  3. That brings so many warm memories! My dear grandma did exactly the same thing when I was a little girl. Except the stroller wasn't vintage then. It was brand new but was made from ugly vinyl, so my grandma replaced it with pretty checkered fabric.
    I'm sure Brave is gonna remember this stroller for years!

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  4. Oh my word, that is adorable! With only little boys running around in my home, I'm totally living vicariously through you and all your cute vintage little girlie things. :) Although I am getting a niece this Christmas... :)

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  5. How adorable! I love this idea. I'm sure your girls will have a great time playing with this. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  6. You made the pram look so pretty, and the fabric that you have chosen is lovely.

    Sarah
    xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  7. very cute!! curious now what true's vintage stroller looks like. I'm sure just as cute :)

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  8. I love Brave!!! She is TOO CUTE!!!

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  9. its very nice. i like the new color. brings funk to it.

    and there is no doubt they will always fight about something :P

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  10. Looks fabulous! nice repurposing Ruby :)

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  11. Oh i just love vintage strolers! This one is so lovly. You made it look so qute! This summer I came across an little vintage cutie and did some repairing myself. If you want to have a look you can find it here.. http://medetlekentsinn.blogspot.com/2011/08/dukkevogn.html . By the way, not ment as any comercial or anything, just want to share the joy of vintage children strolers! ;D

    Hope you are doing well and GOOD luck tomorrow! I will send u\you some good energi over the sea.

    Greetings Mumsi - With a playful mind, Norway.

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  12. Oh my heck. This stroller is amazing. Seriously how on earth did you find such a great find? And k when I saw the before photo I was thinking, there is no way it could look any sweeter than that but then I saw the fabric you used and oh. my. gosh. LOVE. Seriously can I please just ride around in this all day! haha I wish. Great job.

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