They say that somebody's trash is someone else's treasure. I totally agree! Most of our stuff is second hand from thrift stores or websites similar to craigslist. However, finding a "treasure" in the trash (for free!!!) is the Holy Grail of consumerism.
Sadly, like in most cities, Montreal has a problem with bedbugs. We are always careful and only select items that are "safe" but, last week, I saw an "unsafe" item next to a garbage bin at the public market (I know, why would you bring a piece of furniture there?) and after much considerations I took it with me. Don't worry, we are not infested with evil little creatures but you should have seen me: Alice sleeping in her stroller, Brian attached to my wrist with his leash and me kicking the top of the little stool with my foot to remove the suspicious fabric cushion (I only kept the metal part). I probably looked like a mad woman but upholstery was on my craft to do list for years. This was finally my chance!
There are many (re)upholstery tutorials available online and the material that we needed was easy to find (fabric store and hardware store). It was a simple and fun little project...especially without the bedbugs! The only thing is that I screamed pretty much every time we used the staple gun. It is not called a "gun" for nothing.
Total budget for this project: 10$
(note: it is good to know a friend that owns a staple gun)
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marie christine: Ah, merci Marie! Et Alice était avec toi le jour de ses 4 mois.
anne: J'aime bien écrire des trucs "sentimentals"...je dois retenir de ma mère!
ulla v.: Thank you Ulla. I hope that you are right and that it will always be fabulous.
pj: Already 4 months. I almost cried that day!!!
one claire day: Thank you so much Claire.
joeynomad: Oh, I didn't want to make anybody cry ;)
emily: I'm just like you. It is so lovely to look at babies sleep.
daniela: Big hugs and kisses to you and your lovely baby from Canada.