diy customisation

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.

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this is a more challenging model, an olympia traveller de luxe before the makeover, in drabby office colour.

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started late morning unscrewing all parts that could be unscrewed from the ‘outside’…

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i took many photos along the way, so worried i cannot remember which screw belonged to which part. some, i taped to the parts.🙂

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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.

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Here she is, transformed from late morning till late evening!

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Painted the case, inside too.

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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 karen_hoh@yahoo.com 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!


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