Sunday, July 15, 2012

Painting the car

When the nerdlet was a little over a year, we inherited a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe from her cousin, which she had inherited from her cousin, which probably wasn't new when he got it.  You can see the spotted plastic here.  
Isn't the nerdlet cute here?  She's 20 months here.

We have since at birthdays for the bear cub and Darth baby acquired two new ones, one in red and yellow and one in pink and white.  They are in pristine condition as Grandma Elmo purchased them new for them.  So each time we pull out the cars, the nerdlet always wants to drive their cars instead of her own.  I decided to paint hers in an attempt to make her happier with it.  I used Rustoleum plastic paints from Joann's using the 40% off coupons.  I didn't prime her car, but I highly recommend  that you do, especially for a rough use item like this as the girls have already scraped off paint in a few areas.

I painted the base of the car French Lilac.

The top was painted Green Apple.

While it isn't perfect, it came out much nicer than it was originally.

What I didn't expect was a three way fight over the newly painted car (only two of the fighters are present in this photo).