My friend, Robyn, has outdone herself (again) with the perfect baby shower gift. Her little sister is expecting her first child, and Robyn and her hubby, Steve, found a beat-up old English pram on Craigslist. Steve is a pretty handy guy, so he took a look at it and knew they’d be able to fix it up with a little TLC and A LOT of elbow grease!
They scored a major deal because they managed to get it for under $100. Granted, that was because it needed to be cleaned up, but these things go for a FORTUNE online. I’m talking thousands of dollars! Here’s a new one that will set you back just under $3000:
If that seems a little rich for your blood, then why not try the Craigslist (or Ebay) route? You’ll have to take some time to clean it up, but look at how much money you can save. Here are a few pictures of the pram when Robyn and Steve first bought it (sorry about the photo quality, but you still get the idea):
Check out the rust on those wheels (and the wheels are supposed to be white walls)!
Here’s the during (hi, Steve!)…
And a few shots of the gorgeous “after”:
Robyn’s mother made the new cushion cover for the inside. At the baby shower, they stacked presents and stuffed animals in the pram. And after baby is too old to go for a stroll in the pram, it can be used to hold toys, books, or stuffed animals in the nursery. How fun!