DIY Stroller Makeover

We recently did a road trip to Florida. With two littles we needed a double stroller but it had to be small enough to fit in our SUV with all our luggage, cribs, high chairs and golf clubs (yep, golf clubs). We bought a used double umbrella stroller for $50. After a good scrubbing it still looked a bit ratty so I decided to DIY a stroller makeover. Here are the before and afters:

For the material I purchased some cute curtains. I used curtains because the fabric is thick, durable, and usually comes in some great designs at a fraction of the cost of fabric stores. 

I measured and cut the fabric to fit over the seat and fold over both the top and bottom 
(kind of like a pillow case)


I spray painted the silver frame black to cover up some scratches and to make it look more slick.

 The pockets on the back had a big rip so I decided to cover them with fabric as well.
I used hot glue to adhere the fabric (you could also hand-stitch but I was pressed for time).

Voila! From old and ratty to fresh and cute.
Here are my boys - they loved the stroller. 
 Wish I took a picture of the trunk of our car all packed up. The stroller fit perfectly.

Harlow And Thistle

Hi! I'm Andrea, I'm a Momma, a Designer and a hopeless DIY'er. I love finding ways to achieve a lux look for less.

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