10/04/2012

It's time for a makeover!



Step2 Push around buggy
 I got my son the Step2 Push Around buggy a couple years ago and he loved riding in it.  He is now 3 years old and we've been teaching him to ride a bike so my sweet little 8 month old girl is getting to ride in big brothers old car.  So I've decided it's time for a makeover!
<--Here you see what it looked like to begin.  This is snapped from Amazon.com

First, I set up my piece of plywood and "brakes" ie. some phone books and a can of paint to put the car on.  I spraypainted the handle and the wheels a seafoam green.  I had to spray the wheels then wait for them to dry and turn them to get all the way around the wheel.

I covered the seat belt with plastic bags and secured them with painting tape.
I covered the horn with painting tape and spray painted the driving wheel with a eggplant purple.  I was sort of disappointed in the finish on the wheel.  But, I removed it with some nail polish remover and redid the parts I wasn't happy with.
I spray painted the hood a magenta pink, both inside and out.  Once again the finish didn't turn out perfect so I decided to add a pattern I cut with my Silhouette that I'll show later in my post.

The object is to spray paint the small pieces first so you have less to cover to paint the large pieces.
I used magazine paper to cover and just secured it with tape.  I tried not to put any tape to the actual car so I don't mess up any of the paint.  It's important to wait to cover the painted parts until they are dry so you don't smudge the paint.  The paper fits well into the small cracks to help separate the pieces.


Bella's yellow car!  Can you tell I'm getting excited?  I have a bad habit of skipping steps to get an end result but I was really putting in effort to be as thorough as possible to be a good example to you!



These are the spray paint colors I used. Pink, yellow, green, and purple.  I forgot to mention the finish up step.  To help seal and protect the painting from wear and tear, I added a couple coats of the Minwax Polyurethane.  It's also a spray and is clear but I was hoping to prolong the paints finish.


I printed off a few designs with my trusty Silhouette machine and my sweet princess was ready to rock and roll...quite literally!

Her sweet face is priceless!  Yes, I'm talking about my baby!  But the eyes and pursed lips are pretty cute too.


I thought that the fun flourishes would compliment the petal pattern and girliness of the new car.  Girliness...yes, it's a word now!




3 comments:

  1. Looks great, well done! She looks like she loves it!

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    1. Thanks! To be honest, I don't know who was more excited, me or her! lol

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  2. Is that vinyl that you used with your silhouette machine? I just got one of these cars from a garage sale and it's pink, and I have a boy. I'm OK with that, but my husband said it needed a paint job. I also have a silhouette machine, but haven't used it much. How did you make the decals with it?

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