Friday, March 13, 2009

Paint Job Possibilities!

We want to paint the bus soon!

I was out there yesterday spray painting over the final vestiges of "MILO ADVENTIST ACADEMY" and "M.A.A." because I was sick of looking at it. Turns out WD-40 is killer for taking the adhesive nasties off our bus. I used it earlier when some duct tape left marks on the side of our bus...not sure how eco it is...I'm guessing not very...but it definitely works.

Ok, don't laugh at my silly photoshop drawings. It's REALLY HARD to freehand on that thing!!!! I'm going for a victorian thing here. But it ended up looking more gypsy than victorian. Go figure. The blue/red/yellow thing may also get a shot of green at some point. I think that would really cement the period look of it.

So this is the panel we'd like to do in the rear arch....(she is Luna, after all!)

One extending down to the ground....note the sun panel in the front!

Another option....just a blue stripe with some accent stripes. Paint is *expensive* after all. This is the "economy" option. The guy at the paint shop recommended spray paint for this endeavor...more research to be done. If we do use the kind of spray paint we were looking at, just the stripe would set us back $75-$80. I'm guessing I would do the sun in acrylics and seal it with something? We don't have the money just yet one way or the other so this is all speculative. In any event, the economy paint job could always lead into other paint jobs down the road.....exhibit A:

Here's the serous paint job. The investment paint job. I would need a team of hippies to make this one happen....which might be possible this summer.

In the end, I think we're going to start with the sun and moon and go from there. We are hoping to go and camp outside the Dead and the Allman Brothers at the Gorge Ampitheater this May (WOOOO!) and I'd like to put a little bling on the bus before this very exciting event. However, if we can't get the veg conversion done by then, we estimate gas from Portland to the Gorge to be $165 round trip. Plus $45 camping. (Plus waaaay too much money for tickets. Hence camping outside.) Several friends may be coming, too, which would cut costs but this rate we don't have the money.

BUT Julia has two job interviews this week!!!!!!! Fingers crossed!!!!!!!

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Love to all out there!



kate said...

i love it!! you did a great job with the "paint" by the way : ) hope to see the real thing painted someday!!

Banana said...

i love the lunar design; very very hip!!......i second the super taxed concert ticket dismay. what's up with that? $90, really? is a t-shirt included in that price? or maybe even a lemonade.... :p

Jack said...

I dig option one. Gives her more of a presence.


beadbabe49 said...

Keeping fingers firmly crossed for julia!

Justine said...

Oooh, the paint jobs look fun! I vote for the blue bottom one. I really love the multi-color one, but I think this one screams a little less "hippie", thus, less getting pulled over. Good luck, Jules!!!

Lizz said...

Go Gyspy!!

I like the last one all done up Furthur-style.

Yay festival season, sun, buses, love...can't wait!


The Traveler said...

I love the top one, half blue and half white :) I also am psyched to try out that woodstove cookie recipe over on your other site!! :) Sonja

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