Monday, October 17, 2011

Team Effort

Blue June's Retro Deco is truly a team effort. Roger and I (Becky) do this vintage thing together. In fact, I think that's why it works. We keep each other motivated, and it's nice to have something special to share with your significant other. You know, other than the kids...

I handle the online stuff, the marketing stuff, the girly glassware stuff. Roger deals with the graphic design, the fixing stuff and the restorations. In fact, get ready to be blown away by the restoration stuff! I'm so stinkin' proud of him!

This is a 1964 AMF 508 Hook & Ladder fire truck before Roger worked his magic. (Actually, I think this was after he blasted all the rust off it.)

And this is the same truck after. He made those ladders and put the nice oak panels in the back. He couldn't find a supplier for the decals, so he used his graphic design skills to recreate them from a vintage ad.

A 1973 AMF 501 before.

And after!

A 1950s Murray Sad Face - before
Roger thought it would be neat to create an old farm truck out of this one.

Mission accomplished.
This is my favorite one of the three.

These are impressive results in my book, but I can't say I'm ever going to be too thrilled when he brings another rusty car home! Just like he's going to roll his eyes at some of my finds!


NarNar said...

Wow, you should be proud of your husband. These are amazing!

Helen and her Daughters said...

Wow, I'd say Roger is a keeper. He did an amazing job restoring those cars. They are absolutely adorable.

Kelly said...

These are awesome!

okcamp said...

Those are way too cool!!!

lost property vintage said...

What a makeover - these are fantastic!

(Desiree/Disarray/D) said...

dang, i gotta say, i'm pretty impressed with roger!

Alison said...

An amazing effort, a true work of art.

Jenny said...

That is awesome! What a fun, unique hobby. I'm impressed.