Mom has been wanting a baby carriage for one of her little girl dolls to play with. But after looking around online, we couldn't find anything that was both in her budget and sweet. So when we found a commercial metal carriage at the local dollhouse shop, I volunteered to make it over for her.
The carriages started off looking like this. All metal, and painted bright pink. I didn't like the way the hood came so far forward, so I bent the top section back and forth until it broke off. Then I painted out the the carriage, using green, black and gold paint. Those two steps helped a lot, but the metal hood still needed work. Mom had piece of green leather in her supplies that was perfect for covering the hood. It photographed black, but it's a close match to the green body of the carriage in real life. I also raided her supplies for trim. The inside is padded with upholstered cotton panels.
I still need to finish the wheels. Right now they're just painted silver, but I'd like to add more of a tire. I have a very vague memory of a tricycle makeover I saw somewhere online. I seem to remember that they used the rubber casing from electrical wire to wrap the wheels, but I can't find that tutorial anywhere. Has anyone done this/ know where that tutorial might be? All my experiments so far have failed.