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Baby Gym Makeover

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I made this puff quilt top.  But it just didn’t really turn out the way I wanted, so I didn’t really know what to do with it.  I didn’t want to take the time to finish the quilt since I didn’t even like it, so it just sat in my craft shelf for many weeks, wondering what its purpose in life was.  Finally one day I found myself staring at our baby gym thing…

This is just the stock photo of it…my baby is much cuter!

And I put two and two together…

This project was actually a lot easier than it looks.  I just deconstructed the gym, used the existing fabrics as a pattern, replaced the fabrics with my own, and then spray painted the plastic pieces white.  I put it all back together and done!  One thing I wish I would have done was not spray painted the inside of the joints…it made re-assembly much more difficult.  However, a little WD-40 on the joints and all was well.  Definitely MUCH cuter to look at!

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  1. What a great transformation! Love the puffy quilt top.

  2. your baby IS so cute!! the project is nice too. 🙂

  3. I'm impressed, great idea for a project. Most commercial baby things are so unattractive. Mostly though I'm just commenting to say that your baby is super cute. I wish we were close enough that I could give him a squeeze because he is oh, so squeezable.

  4. What a great idea! and a great use for your puff quilt! LOVE it!! 🙂

  5. Valerie Weech says:

    Definitely much cuter after your revamp–Gym AND baby. 🙂 Love your blog!

  6. While Mr.Onesock Tugs My Apron Strings says:

    So much cuter! I love your puff quilts! They look so comfy! And yep, your baby is super cute!

  7. I like it even better with the puffy quilt. I NEED to make one of those quilts! Or maybe just order one from your shop. 🙂


  8. The Keele's says:

    What a cute re-do! And what an even cuter baby!!!

  9. Love it! Super cute. (Both baby and remodeled gym.)

    Lucas looks like you. He's got your eyes.

  10. Oh I love the fabric combination you chose. It turned out really cute!

  11. CourtneyKeb says:

    You did a fantastic job! I don't think it' could be cuter!

  12. Love it!
    Isn't crafting surgery fun? LOL


  13. Dallin and Ashley says:

    That puff quilt is amazingly cute. And that little one of yours is even more amazingly cute! What a great idea!

  14. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny says:

    Oh my goodness, I love the color combinations and fabric choices. Really nice. I never would have thought to do something like this. Great idea!

  15. Squee!! So ridiculously cute! The play mat is too! 😉

  16. Amy @ Chicy-Creations says:

    I ADORE this (especially the baby!!) I love your quilts, the colors in this one are perfect.

  17. Molly @ The Creative Maven says:

    Heidi, this is so pretty! I almost want one for myself – do you think I would fit in it?

  18. This is awesome. You are so talented! And your baby boy is adorable!

  19. so cute i love that fabric line after seing your tutorial i wondered how it turned out

    and your son is beyond adorable ^.^

  20. The Bonjour Four says:

    amazing!!! i think you should totally be included with the big 12!! this is fantastic and sooooo creative!


  21. Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says:

    Adorable project! 🙂 Good photos,; I think you'd bring it to the Crafting with the Stars contest! 🙂 And great model, too!

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