After the painted bandage survived the ice and snow of winter, Bell decided that she wanted to repaint her car entirely - in nail polish.
Over the next 13 months, from September 2007 to this past October, she completely covered her car in a quilt-like pattern – as a quilter, she found the multi-pattern paint job fitting, she said.
Bell said she used about 250 bottles of nail polish, but did not have an exact idea as she simply used bottles from anyone she could get it from.
"Lots of ladies in my church donated nail polish, and lots of ladies at Weight Watchers, too," she said. She said it would be nearly impossible for her to estimate the dollar value of all the bottles, as each brand cost a different amount – anywhere from under a dollar to $5.
And what was the reaction to the unconventional paint job?
Bell said that while children seem to flock to her car, many adults giver her strange looks.
"The only people who have said anything are the people that like it," Bell said.