Before & After: Gender Neutral Doll Stroller

updated May 5, 2019
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Usually when someone spends the time and effort on a makeover it’s because the original object is ugly or in bad shape. Neither is true in this case. Laura made over a brand new and super cute toy to appeal to both her daughter and her son.
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Terrific! Here’s what Laura had to say about this project:

I wanted to find a good quality wooden stroller that both my son and daughter could play with. Not that my son doesn’t enjoy wearing a tutu as much as the next kid, but being the younger sibling, most of the toys in our home are already in one shade of pink or another. 

I found this Hape Doll Stroller for a really decent price, so I bought it and gave it a little makeover. The fabric is a canvas from Joanne’s and the paints are sample pots from Home Depot. I copied the pattern of the existing seat fabric to make mine. Then I hand painted over all the pink paint. Thankfully the little balls on the tray came off easily so I could paint those as well and the pink rubber strips around the wheels peeled right off. 

I’m pleased with the results and so are the kids! 

Thanks Laura!

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(Images: 1. Hape 2. reader Laura)