Thursday, April 3, 2008

no time for many words..


I started papering the walls in the twins area. I have always loved looking at maps and dreaming about far off places. I decided that vintage maps would make a great wallpaper. I bought a bunch on ebay and began sticking them to the walls using contact adhesive.

I used this type of contact cement called Bond Rite. It comes in this gas tank, and has a spray gun attached to the hose. I borrowed this from the guy I am working for.

Here the rivets are all being replaced with new shiny ones. The clecos are used as the rivets are drilled.

street side....

curb side...

I wrapped the outlet covers too.

This is the blank that will become the new bathroom vanity top.

This is the material close up. It is solid surface material like Corian. That is aluminum shavings you see....

5 comments:

the byamcaravanner said...

By the time you are done, this trailer is going to put you into the Pantheon of Airstream Art'ists. Great Job!

crowldawg said...

I really like the map look . I've been a map reader since I was young boy. Dreaming of far off places It looks like it really works

Lois Grebowski said...

WOW! Totally cool solid surface material!!!!

IndyAnne said...

Holy Marco Polo! You're a genius! Well done!
Anne

Denise said...

I love the use of the maps - haven't seen them in real time, but the photos are great. It's amazing how far the Anna has come!