Adorable mid-size truck with studded trim. I really wanted to paint the trim a different color from the trunk to let it stand out. BUT, I had to sand off all those flowers because the paint was ‘raised’ and would the texture would show through if not sanded off. With the extra time it took to ‘work around’ all that trim for sanding the flowers off; I had to reconsider. Time is money; after all.
Clean ‘innards’, although I am not a fan of glossy paint. One hinge was broken and the other missing, so I just removed the broken one.
You can see the areas that I sanded deeper, and the silver paint took on a more matte finish. I kind of liked that ‘splotchy look’, reminded me of mercury glass a bit. SO, I decided to leave the whole thing silver; then revisit it later on and see how I felt.
I SHOULD have thought to spray some clear matte varnish on the inside FIRST, to take down the shine. But I didn’t, and after painting the outside, it was too late to because the over-spray would get on the outside. So, I applied some vintage dictionary pages on the bottom and part way up the sides.
Now, it’s sitting in ‘the pile’ of finished stuff, and I just can’t decide if I should paint the sides and top black and leave the trim silver. Whichever I do decide, I’ll be selling this one at Stars; not keeping it.
What do you think?