Like many of my baby items, I inherited my baby swing. It was in the best condition and was everything I could have registered for but with one big difference... It was FREE! So far Garrett and I have spent less than $100 on the baby. Thanks in no small part to family, neighbors, Craigslist and Good will. My favorite is a dresser that we bought for $27 and have since painted. I will have pictures of that later this week, we still need to put the hardware on.
Back to the swing. It had one fatal flaw- that fabric. It was ugly but practical. I knew as soon as a saw it that it would be a cinch to recover. It took no time at all and I am ever so pleased with the results.
Plus I remade the mobile that went with it. It was nothing exciting. Just some white and green bears. I whipped up some of my fish and using a button and embroidery thread...voila!