Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

December 3, 2010

New Evidence of Painting Charlie

This post isn't about livin’ in a townhouse but . . . I posted about our DIY Dodge Colt paint job here, and I couldn’t post “before” & “during” pics because they weren’t digital.  But, genius that I am, I took pictures with my digital camera of the pictures that weren’t digital and voil√†: pics of us painting my car, way back in the day.  Proof that we are bona fide DIYers ;)
Charlie in 2009

Painting the bumper - 2004

See? Rust issues

Apparently not the right way to tape off a car

See? Blue hatchback issues too . . .
Check out that head of hair on my cutie hubby! 
Its so unfair, he doesn't even want it!!

Apparently a field is not the ideal place,
but its use was free, so the price was right

An "after" shot taken the same year

Now, THIS is a pretty awesome DIY "before & after".  Does this give us serious DIY cred?

Anyone else tackle a waaay too big DIY project and feel totally overwhelmed?  In the weeks it took us to do this, I kept thinking: "I can't believe I ruined my car, I can't believe I ruined my car".
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  1. Oh my God, Tanya! I just saw this! This gives you serious DIY creds! I mean, Serious!!!
    It's quite evident creativity really runs in you (and your husband, of course), to pull this off in 2004!

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    1. Haha, thanks! Oh man, we were so fearless back then! We had so much energy, too. We were both working full time, plus I had two part-time jobs and we'd drive an hour out into the country to sand and paint. Took FOREVER, lol.

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