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« on: January 17, 2005 03:20:52 PM »

Does anyone have any ideas on how to decorate my car? I want to make my car more exciting (on the inside)- sort of like a Craftster/DIY Pimp My Ride. Any ideas to make my car more personalized and fun would be appreciated! Thanks.

P.S. This is my first post, i searched for ideas, but couldnt find any, so i finally decided to create an account after about a year of using craftster!
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2005 03:26:58 PM »

slipcover things!

i wonder if you can paint on the dashboard/around the tape deck and whatnot...

i've seen some serious radness done with rope lights in cars. maybe that and make a custom cover for the dome light...

come up with a theme you love and take it from there.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2005 06:40:24 PM »

i wish i could find more ideas for this, because i really want to do the same type of thing. (though i've never seen pimp my ride).
i found a forum on a website once that had some ideas

someone had the idea of making their backseat into a sofa, blankets, pillows, and all. it was kind of interesting and sounded comfortable.
if i ever find that website, ill provide the link.
twas interesting and had some neat ideas.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2005 06:47:38 PM »

As an avid PEZ collector, this is my favorite way to decorate a car. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2005 06:55:36 PM »

I saw a really neat thing done to the hood liner on some car show.. they pulled all the fabric off, then cut out of thick foam, some flames... glued them to the hood, then recovered it with new fabric.. and made a pretty sweet lookin raised flames thing on it
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2005 07:08:01 PM »

well, i beautified my dash with some dollar store flowers and double sided tape.  i had always planned to make the flowers permanent with some hot glue (due to some problems with open windows and highway breezes), but i'd only advise that if you're not planning on reselling your car. 

i found that the tape really didn't work that well on any of the other plastic or clothed areas of the car besides the dash; i'm sure there are more appropriate temporary materials than those that i used. 

also, as you can probably see in my pics, if you decorate your dash ornately the reflection may be a bit of a distraction.  personally, i found that i didn't notice it after a while.




unfortunately, i sold my car to my little brother and was forced to remove all the flowers...
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2005 01:13:01 PM »

if you're really interested in crazy cars, you should check out some burning man art cars.  if you go to http://www.burningman.com and search for "art car", you will find a million ideas.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2005 01:49:30 PM »

I had grand plans for my car.  Painting the ceiling black, and lining the edges with hot pink sequins.

Making pink velour head rest covers.

Decoupaging the dashboard.  (actually did this, but I don't recommend it.  The different temperatures made it really wrinkly after awhile, plus it's now an official pain to get off since I'm selling it)

I made some pillows from a couple of vintage t's, and put those in the backseat. 

But as for the outside?  Definately look at Art cars.  they're amazing. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2005 01:54:35 PM »

I saw a show where Todd Oldham helped some girl makeover her car.  On the inside, he recovered the seats by hot gluing on some zebra striped fleece. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2005 06:15:29 PM »

Pillows!

I'm going to be modifying my new car, didn't get a chance before freezing winter weather showed up. I want to do seatcovers and pillows. Then again, I have a stationwagon, so I need to put more stuff in my car.

I've always thought it would be awesome to cover the seiling and seats in a pretty fabric (complimenting the fabric that's already there).
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