You find yourself sitting on the couch and staring at your old baby strollers. The kids have outgrown them but you still feel that giving them away or passing them into the hands of recycling will crush the memories baby and you made with that stroller. You may have a handful of them or even just one, but good news is you can hold on to that nostalgia and be reminded of the wonders your children brought to you when they were tiny tots.
The idea is to merge the baby stroller with your home decor. Why? Why not just place the thing in a corner, stash it away in the basement, or fold and slip it under the bed? That way, you can return to it and relive old memories. While that notion sounds practical, you miss out on one crucial possibility: Style. If you do it right, a stroller can actually render your living space homely and wonderful. Plus, there is the distinct benefit of telling guests and relatives stories from years back when little John and Jane were born.
Of course, this will be embarrass your kids (who are probably teenagers by this time, or getting there) but then again parents will never stop boasting about their babies, so you might as well show the world how much you loved your kids as infants and how you enjoy watching them grow older.
Take the old stroller to a store or center where they can help you polish, buff, and generally take out all grime and accumulated debris, including rust, from it. If you can do it at home using cleaning liquids and sturdy rust-removal agents, feel free to go ahead; but only if you know how or your stroller can end up appearing tacky.
You can come up with all sorts of ideas. If you wish to get radical, why not use a professional metalworker’s help to completely alter the design of that old baby stroller and render it new. We discouraged it earlier because we wanted you to hold on to memories and not break them apart, but if you are not the sentimental kind you can give this idea a shot.
The area around your stroller should complement the design. No, flowers, cherubs, and baby elements are not what we mean, just graceful decor to suit the ‘calm’ that a baby stroller imparts on most people’s senses.