Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Trashy Tuesday - My new/old Truck

Hi Friends…

I can say without a doubt this is the LARGEST trashy find you have ever seen from me!

Lookie what I got!!!

A 1938 Dodge truck!


A friend of Mr. Primcats has had this truck sitting in the driveway of his house for at least 20 years. It was his father’s. I have admired it many times. I love rat roddy old vehicles. The father passed away and my Mr. jumped on the chance to get it for me.

It’s rusted and a complete pile… but if I get my way this baby is gonna be parked in our yard and planted. It’s currently on a trailer out back and all the neighbors have been asking about it and when we tell them what we are doing they LOVE the idea.

Alas it is not up to us, or the neighbors… we are waiting on zoning approval. Sigh. We have VERY strict zoning laws in out township and cars that don’t run are a big NO NO. However, we have been told that if we tag it historically that we “may” be able to do what we plan. So while I still have hope it will happen… here are some inspiration pics of what I want to do.

Do you not love this???? Look at that tree growing out of the bed! Squee!!!!!


Above photo by: Lynn Viehl   More pics here: http://pbwindow.blogspot.com/2012/10/truck-as-planter.html


And this one. I love all the vines in this!!!! And another tree in the bed.

Isn’t it cool how it “drove” into the flowerbed?


Above pic source unknown. repin on pinterest.


Look at this one… wait until those petunias bloom!


So that is my plan. :)

Lets say a little prayer zoning will let us do it because I think this will be awesome!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Primitive Stars said...


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Oh I hope they let you do what you want because I can't wait to see! Congratulations! I'll have to show this to my daughter, Joy, because an old truck is what she wants to drive....(well maybe not that old), but she'll squeal nevertheless. :)


Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Carmen!
What an awesome truck and a wonderful idea!
I'll be sending Prayers your way, that you get to keep the truck and plant it. Can't wait to see the pictures. Fingers crossed for you. Have a wonderful week!

Karen said...

Hi Carmen...I hope the zoning goes through for you...I must say I love the Red truck with the vines...but I'll bet that one with the Petunia's will be gorgeous.

Jessica said...

Carmen that is so cool! Said a prayer for the zoning. Hope your plan is successful!

Raggedy Creations said...

Oh I hope they allow you to do that, it will be soooooo COOL. Good luck.


Firecracker Kid said...

Oh yeh, old trucks and old wagons. You'd have to snake proof it. You could decorate it for every holiday too!


Raymond Homestead said...

I love your old truck!

Loretta said...

Oh, this is going to be a good one...can't wait to see the results... if anyone can pull this one off it's you Carmen. I love the pic of...

Threesmallfry Primitives said...

You are sooooo lucky!!!!
I hope you get approval, I so wanna see what you are going to do with this.
I hope to one day find an old relic like this one.
I would be in heaven

cynthia lee designs said...

Hope you get the approval...it will be awesome if you can keep the old truck!!

annie said...

I would restore that thing, and never, ever stop driving it, it is a jewel!

Carla TePaske said...

Good luck, I am excited to see how it goes for you. :-) I will be crossing my fingers and toes the zoning is cleared.

Earlene Landis said...

I want it...think I can drive it to Michigan!!!!

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Carmen: I hope your zoning CC&R'a don't squish your cute plans. It could be very impressive all planted up. I live in a tightly zoned community and we can't even have a small Bird-Bath in the front yard without approval but when I look around at all the WEEDY, UN-CUT, and messy yards It really bugs me. Why can't we just all get along!!!
Good Luck. {{HUGS}} Joy

Faye Henry said...

Love love it, Carmen... I would love to do this with a VW beetle.. Someday..

Ava Harness said...

Wow! I love the idea of a display truck too. What happened, btw? Did you get the zoning approval? You should have submitted the request with the inspiration pictures. I doubt if that couldn’t have charmed them to give a yes easily. XD Ava@Elite Toyota