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20-11-2014 21:32:01  #1


Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fcsnY5E-h-Q/VG5xMV4--cI/AAAAAAAACnM/n7U5F00wivo/s1600/DSCN9007.JPG

 

21-11-2014 00:47:41  #2


Re: Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

I've seen worse things done to typewriters.  And at least you used an Olivetti, but why?


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21-11-2014 14:37:40  #3


Re: Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

If you click on the picture, the answer will become clear-ish.

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21-11-2014 19:11:27  #4


Re: Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

Olivetti use some rather unpleasant (IMO) paint colours, and this is unusual - and very neatly done!

I quite like it.

Last edited by beak (21-11-2014 19:11:44)


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21-11-2014 21:25:55  #5


Re: Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

RWWGreene wrote:

If you click on the picture, the answer will become clear-ish.

Ah, didn't realise you added a hyperlink to the photo.... will read your blog entry now. 


"To save time is to lengthen life."
 

27-11-2014 10:25:59  #6


Re: Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

I actually think that this looks pretty cool! I don't know that I would do it to a typewriter that I liked very well, but I would much rather see people do this then totally dismantle the typewriter or chop the keys off!

 

06-11-2016 18:40:32  #7


Re: Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

Hear hear!!  I'd actually had plans once of taking a typewriter and painting it just like the Partridge Family bus--in Mondrian style.  Someone beat me to it, but I think I might just do that anyway--at least to a 1957 model typewriter, since their bus was also a '57 model--about the biggest '57 Chevy you'll ever find.


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05-4-2017 21:02:29  #8


Re: Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

I love the idea put to it but I would definitely be more wary about using it after having decorated it. Still, a clean and great work of art!


http://i50.tinypic.com/33ym35d.jpg Read between the lines, I'll be there.
 
 

06-4-2017 10:10:21  #9


Re: Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

I was thinking doing this to one of those boxy Smith-Corona cases would be better than on the typewriter itself.  But well done anyway!

 

06-4-2017 15:58:15  #10


Re: Yeah, I Decoupaged a Typewriter

Actually, I like it.
I saw one of these machines the other day with a $100. (U.S.) price tag on it and for the life of me I could find nothing about it that made me think it was even close to worth it.
I like that you have made the best of a less than stellar machine by adding your own touch.
I would not have thought to do this but then I find even the fancy pin stripping and decals on my Underwood 5 to be distracting.
Still, I have often thought of getting a real wreck of a machine and refurbishing it complete with a new paint job. I probably would not use a covering with wording on it but maybe some brown craft paper strips..... 

 

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