It is now this. I am quite pleased with myself. The box was painted with red acrylic paint that I thinned with water. The details were done with paint markers. I have to paint stuff I built, because my carpentry skills…well, lets just say they are still under development. You know the saying: A little putty and a little paint, makes a carpenter what she ain’t. Instead of the more usual storage area to the right, under the crank, I chose to make a bed extension to the left. I think I will add some brass handles on the sides, to make it easier to carry.
Even through there are wobbles and goofs, the overall effect is pretty. Reminds me of a painted caravan from one of Kaffe Fassets books. Below is a detail of the machine’s decals that served as the inspiration for the design. (NB:I would not do this type of decoration on an original base or box. It that case, I think it is more timeless to restore it to it’s intended appearance. But if I build it, I get to play however I want. The people at my future estate sale can talk about me all they want!)