New Digs for the Drive-In

This was my final submission for the Wild Card week at So You Think You're Crafty!



I had begun to work on a safe & "cute" final project for this contest when my husband mentioned casually...

Husband:  " you know how I've been soo supportive of this competition?  And, you remember how I never said anything when we'd have cereal for dinner, or that we quadrupled the fabric budget, or that week you lost our kids?  

Me:  "yeah?"

Husband:  "well, whacha think of reupholstering the Scout we just bought?

Me:  "oh boy, here we go..."


This has got to be the most hair-brained of my projects yet!  There were a few days I was certain that I'd contracted the hantavirus.  Clearly these seats were once a home to varmints of some kind.  

This was a serious makeover.

 I stripped the seats of our new Craigslist treasure, a 1964 International Scout, down to wood and metal.  Armed with new foam and dacron, I created new two-tone seats covered in marine vinyl.   A bit of new carpet and a painted dash completes the look. 
Eventually we'll paint the thing to get the exterior looking as sharp as the interior.


And we now have a fun new toy for late night drive in movies, jeep trails, and picnics in the mountains 
(if only we could get the thing running...)

2 comments:

  1. You are amazing! Congratulations!!!

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  2. WOW!! I have always loved this car and you did an amazing job!! You really floor me with your gifts!!

    I was just having a conversation with my daughter and her friend about the Scout over the weekend! I am so glad we connected and now I know why you have been so busy...you have TONS going on! LOL

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