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Monday, February 22, 2010

reupholster Fisher Price furniture

Do any of you have any of the old school Fisher Price toys laying around?  I was so lucky to have acquried these beauties from my older sister...(thanks Jen!).....me and my siblings played with these all growing up. 
And as you can tell we really put them through the war!  This is what they looked like
Before : 
And here is the After :
So much better!!
All I did was scrape out the old foam stuff with a kitchen knife, cut out rectangles from felt scraps and hot glued them onto the furniture.  And this house is the other beauty I found at the thrift store for $3.00.  It was just the right size to fit the older Fisher Price toys....... perfect!!
I plan to continue passing down these toys, they just don't make them like this anymore.

18 comments:

Bobbie said...

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The Gosfam said...

I love the old Little People. I have a few I found at a thrift store, but would love more. Have you seen the cute new tees they have for girls? It says "Chillin with my people" and it has pics of the older Little People. I think I am going to have to get it for my daughter.

S Club Mama said...

My cousin used to have those old Little People. They're great. I need to find more stuff like this for my kids.

Julia said...

Now there is a project you don't see everyday! It is too cute though. Love it.

creatingmenow said...

Aww I remember these!! I had them too and loved them. I played with them all the time. Thanks for bringing back a fun childhood memory for me. They look really cute.

Pistolmom said...

I truly cried with JOY when I saw this!!! Memories :)

Kelli said...

I wish I still had all those fisher price toys left!! That's awesome!

famr_4evr said...

that is such an amazing idea. They turned out so well. I can't believe you still have all the pieces. Since I was the oldest and we moved a lot, most of my toys were misplaced over the years.

Mama Thompson said...

They don't make them like this anymore and it makes me sad. I love that you redid those...I remember mine getting all yucky:) as a kid. I have some that I have passed on to my son and he plays with them way more then the new style of people. Thanks for sharing!

benbes said...

it's a good idea, little people use to be my toys when i was a kid, very nice to enjoy.
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Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

I love, love, love the old Little People's items!

Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

Mandy said...

I LOVED those little beds when I was a kid! Great 'reupholster' project!

fawnda said...

Great fix! I think it is so cool when your kids can play with the same toys that you played with!

Lori said...

Becca, You are way to clever for me. I love all of your crafts.

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Kim said...

So cute! Nice job for the little house.

Cheryl said...

Another thing that works great is to cut a piece a foam craft sheet and glue it in the bed. My mom did that with my old FP beds. Wish I had them at my house...

Susie said...

Thanks for the idea! ours didn't even have foam remnants left.

http://swishina.blogspot.com/2010/03/fisher-price-furniture-recover.html

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