1999 WWII themed VW Beetle

So some of you have been in the know of my recent work by following us via Instagram or FaceBook. If you haven’t…well, here you go đŸ˜‰

So I obtained a Volkswagen Beetle 3 years ago, a 1999 that needed some major TLC. Unfortunately I was busy doing other things like painting and marketing my business, so I never found time for her. It sat patiently around the shop as we worked around her.

One day, I guess I got tired of waiting to find the time, so I made the time. I started pushing her out of one shop to move to the next side to get her going. The first thing we did was painted her a true olive drab.

Mike, Zach & Abel had helped me a lot with this project. I am surrounded by great guys who are always there when I need them.

Zach and I spent countless hours together collaborating on the design elements that we wanted to include, but most importantly she needed to remain refined and not a bunch of crap thrown together. I feel that we succeeded in that.

Mike and I went on the hunt to several shops in search of memorabilia to incorporate that would be the icing on the cake.

My favorite find was the original 1944 20 MM shell casing I used for the gear shifter and the original medic Stretchers I gravitated towards for my back seats. We made the front seats look like a throwback to bomber jackets, complete with wool inserts.

The car came together so well. I couldn’t be happier with the final outcome. Here are some pictures of her in progress to final completion.

Oh, and She’s currently listed on Ebay. Completely unexpected for me since I saw myself driving her around for years to come, but I finally obtained my dream car, a 1966 Lincoln, and really want to fix that one up. Two custom cars seems a bit too much. So IF she sells, I sure hope its to a wonderful home that will appreciate the hard work and dedication that it took to make her what she is.

EBAY LINK: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volkswagen-Beetle-Classic-GLS-Hatchback-2-Door-1999-CUSTOM-PAINTED-WWII-Fighter-themed-Volkswagen-/281170015827?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item417709f653#ht_500wt_1182

photo copy 6

531538_10151318747003655_1821038619_n

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 9.47.39 AM

252374_10151483862048655_1723528816_n

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 9.47.28 AM

943246_10151486391923655_220821150_n

IMG_3564

945766_172650462917238_1281323859_n

IMG_3568

960275_10151487099893655_806550093_n

IMG_3735

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 9.46.17 AM

IMG_3734

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 9.45.49 AM 1

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 9.46.28 AM

1176273_178247335690884_2036794069_n

IMG_4009

IMG_7417

IMG_7432

IMG_7440

IMG_7478

photo223

IMG_7480

IMG_7501

photo

Advertisements

Something Different

Hello all! I have been so behind on my schedule that I have forgotten to blog! Eeek!

Oh well, better late than not at all, right?

Love this halloween-ish feel to this lovely mixer. My client even wanted her name on the gravestone. Such a cool request and keeping it personal and unique! I love it!

Blue and White Quatrefoil Design Mixer

Loving this same Quatrefoil we did for Tori, but now in Carolina Blue! She was even customized further with hot pink bling and personalized with a hot pink “W” on the back.

Custom Textiles are Baaaaaack!

Finally, after a long break, our custom textile aprons are back. I have been searching high and low since a few of my sources fell through. And that time has paid off. I feel like now we’re back on track and look forward to many more of these great projects.

Custom Apron based off a previous Mixer we did a while ago.

The mixer:

Vintage Floral KitchenAid

This KitchenAid mixer has honeycombs mixed with floral, distressed burlap textures, a few bees, and a lovely dedication on the back. This particular design was based on our clients bridal bouquet flowers and accents from their wedding. The mixer was the grooms mother’s and is now being passed on to his lovely wife.

I hope it brings them many years of joy while cooking in the kitchen and continues to be passed on for many more generations.

Tie Dye KitchenAid Mixers

Here a few Tie-Dye Mixers I did for an event. The theme was Grateful Dead, but instead we decided to add a fun spin on the event since it was food based, therefore, “Grateful Fed” with a chef skeleton dancing đŸ™‚

More Americana

Here are some mixers we did back in Feb 2012. I don’t know what they were for, but let me say these were fun…meant to say that in the most sarcastic way …It was non-stop and had a lot of great friends helping out to make our deadline. We did 15 total, 2 had 23kt gold seals, the rest gold painted. Enjoy!