We were so generously given a baby swing from some dear friends when we had our first daughter. They had purchased it for their first son who is at least 13 now...so as you can imagine it's slightly outdated. It works fantastic and being the frugal person that I am, I didn't want to buy a new one.
As I was thumbing through some pins on pinterest, I found what is now one of my all time favorite blogs, Make It - Love It. On this site I found an amazingly detailed tutorial on recovering a car seat and a high chair. I used the concept to recover my swing - I actually did a car seat and am in process of recovering my high chair as well. It looks so amazingly better and it was super simple...much more simple than it looks. My swing is now much more up-to-date and girly!
Check out these before pictures