Phases Two and Three

A $4 vase from the VW dealership, a $3 silk flower, and less than $2 worth of hardware brightened up a cold winter day.

But wait … there’s more:

I didn’t take any pictures of the back, because I didn’t do anything to the back. I didn’t want to interfere with my rapidly expanding bumper sticker collection.

It’s not perfect, and there’s a lot more work to be done, but I think it looks pretty good, considering I’m just an amateur with a few cans of spraypaint. Dunno how it will wear, but it was easy enough to apply, so if it starts to wear off, I can always touch it up later. The important thing is that I am now officially the owner of an art car. I still have to do more with the interior, but some of that will have to wait until I catch Tie-Dyes of Tulsa open….

Trippy, non?

Emily

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4 Responses to Phases Two and Three

  1. Linda says:

    The side looks like the aurora borealis. People will probably think you’re advertising something. Hmmm, maybe you should come up with a product of some sort to sell them. . .

  2. When the weather warms up, I’ll add the road, Tucumcari Mountain, and Bob’s van, along with a few quotes I like. Just have to work between rains and nasty cold snaps.

    I added some sunshade cozies, removed the shabby front seatcovers (which I’ll replace later) and flipped the curtains around so the colorful patchwork side faces outward. It’s a work in progress….

  3. That’s beautiful. I was just browsing your blog after arriving here searching for, of all things, ‘is it cruel to keep jumping beans’, and I saw this. I love the bonnet (hood?), but I love the sides even more. How did you do it?

  4. Thanks! I have no idea how it will wear, but I just used plain old $3-a-can Krylon spray paint. If it wears off, I’ll just touch it up.

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