Sunday, August 1, 2010

* Cozy Coupe Makeover and Fan Mail

I love hearing from my blog readers and this email showed up in my 
inbox this weekend and brought a big smile to my face.

Hi Pink and Green Mama, Just wanted to thank you all for your awesome ideas. I found a $5 coupe car at a garage sale and painted it purple and green for my daughter. I used plastic primer and regular spray paint, vinyl stickers and clear coat. Thanks again for all the great ideas! - Cecilia

As my own girls said,
"Totally cool!" 

Remember the Cozy Coupe I scored at a neighborhood garage sale and
fixed up for one of my best friends' little boys?

Well here's the post to jog your memory. 
And here is Cecilia's Cozy Coupe re-do. I love it!! 

The purple and green with the flower power flowers are awesome!
Keep the photos and emails coming.
They are the whole reason I write this blog (in addition to making an on-line scrapbook for my girls)

My goal is to share our projects and ideas with you so you can
create your own wonderful memories with your own kids!

pink and green mama


January said...

I just found one in the creek by my house. I am totally inspired to make it awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Jen said...

LOVE THEM ALL! No more yellow and red. Bring on the color! Great idea girls.

Phoebe & Mark said...

so cute! I too got inspiration from your Cozy Coupe post, it's actually how I found your AWESOME blog! :D

Here's our finished CC makeover:

Lesley said...

I finally found two Cozy Coupe cars for five bucks each and came back to this saved post that I saw a while back. I think I want to make one look like Lightning McQueen and another into a Strawberry Shortcake mobile. What kind of paint did you use? just spray paint that is good for plastic? Do you coat it with anything? Mine will have a bit of detail work... so I'm trying to figure out how to do the layers if it is all with spray paint... and make sure they will stay for a while at least being outside all the time.

LOVE this idea!!! Thanks...

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

@ Lesley,

I used the spray paint that "bonds" to plastic.
No primer. It doesn't last forever and it does wear off/chip in high contact areas like the hinges of the doors. For my "detail" work I used stencils and spray paint. Best of luck and have fun!

pink and green mama

kimmee said...

Hi! We are attempting this for my daughter's 2nd birthday. Did you disassemble the car to paint or did you just tape off the roof/car body when painting different colors?
Thanks! Kim

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Hi Kim,

We painted it assembled -- just used newspaper and tape to block off areas I didn't want painted.
Sounds like a perfect birthday gift!


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