Monday, September 13, 2010

Sprinter Van conversion

It has been a long time since I blogged. I miss you and it.
But after 6 weeks in Europe I came home and went to work on this little RV project.....I had a deadline. It came out so beautiful and I love driving it. It is a Euro diesel van by Mercedes.
It was my main Art project this during the summer.
Now comes the fun...the day we left for California...My trip to California was with my art friend Gay. Once we got to San Diego we visited my son went to his engagement party and had many adventures. Gay flew home and I had my next part of the trip with my husband who had concerts in California on our way home. I only just finished unpacking.

If you want to see the RV Before Blog Post click here...

Now you can see some of the process..of making a Van into a home..RV...touring and art trip van. The van was an ugly white and we had it painted a very hip fashionable middle gray... I also had another friend build the cabinet. We paid to have lights, windows, batteries and wiring done by a RV builder. We had a welder friend build the bed frame. My part was the design, color and finally the interior walls...whew....
So here are the pictures of the project. It included spray glue, screws and various labor kinds of things....

The long ugly parts......
But when the foam and interior upholstery fabric finally where glued to the wood the beauty began.

My friend Alexi had helped me to get all the wood panels finished...but then he needed to go on to other projects.

Fortunately for me my very hard working husband stopped his music and jumped in to help me get it finished!

Next will be a few photo's of the trip...

I am taking a little break from my art to work on our music biz (booking Europe again, making posters and CD covers and finally getting the house and my studio organized. A time for this and a time for that...........






6 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow Deirdra that RV looks great! I look forward to seeing photos of your trip! Glad you are back.
x

Healing Woman said...

The change is drastic. You should have gone into interior design! Amazing.

spindelmaker said...

Wow! What a job!
It´s so good to have you back, Deirdra! I´ve missed you! <3

lk moonwood said...

Oooh! The van looks so cool! I love the "hip middle grey" - tres chic!

Tia Oshields said...

Your RV van looks very sleek, Deirdra! I love the color you chose for your camper van. It looks very polished and sophisticated, and the cabinets look chic! I’m sure that you had quite an adventure with this beauty. I hope to read more of your road trips and adventures! Keep us posted!

-Tia Oshields

Kurt Bukowski said...

That was a splendid transformation! I think that your van is now ready to take the road and have some more adventures! I bet traveling in your newly renovated RV is so convenient, since it looks very comfy and homey. And I really like the zebra printed seat covers. I think one of the advantages of revamping your own RV is that you can put some personal touch on the vehicle. That’s what I call traveling in style!

Best,
Kurt Bukowski