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?
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...)