i found 2 more candidates suitable for a makeover – another olivetti lettera 35 and an olympia traveller de luxe.
this time i painted the olivetti, baby blue. see the earlier post where i painted one pink here. that one has a pica typeface and this, elite. this model is a good candidate for customisation because it is easy to take apart its ‘clam shell’ body.
this is a more challenging model, an olympia traveller de luxe before the makeover, in drabby office colour.
started late morning unscrewing all parts that could be unscrewed from the ‘outside’…
i took many photos along the way, so worried i cannot remember which screw belonged to which part. some, i taped to the parts.
i took a few hours to unscrew and clean the typewriter. it was not a good idea to do it on the floor. a lot of bending forward and i ended up with a painful back. Ouch, ouch !
took a break afterwards to straighten up my ‘vintage’ back bone and ‘smell’ some orchids and fern to re-charge for the next important part of project – spray painting.
Here she is, transformed from late morning till late evening!
Painted the case, inside too.
i would love to hear and see your diy customised tappy. please fill in the link to your website or pics under comment, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for sharing in the coming blog post.
cant wait to blog about this gorgeous tappy next, a sneak peak
till then, have a great weekend and thank you for dropping by!