This wacky radio, called the "Toot-a-Loop" was made in 1972 and was designed to be worn like a bracelet around the wrist or carried like a purse! What a fashion statement that would make!
Yes, we know that we already have enough cute, fun, little summer dresses, but we couldn't resist drooling over this one from Modcloth! It's absolutely stunning and we love everything about it, right down to it's name: the 'Ordinary Happy Moments Dress' ...which seems completely fitting!
We've always secretly wanted a personalized welcome mat for our entrance-ways, and since we never seem to find them in our travels, we figured why not try to make our own? We decided to make one that says: "The Hieberts" which is mine and Emery's last name.
We started by purchasing a basic plain door mat from our local hardware store. We recommend using a low pile rug because there is less room for paint leaks when spraying the stencil.
Here are the basic supplies you will need:
plain cardstock sheets for printing the stencil on, outdoor spray paint, a pencil, a utility knife for cutting out the stencil, painting tape, scissors, and a measuring tape.
We measured the size of the mat and then went into Photoshop and made a template the same size. We then typed up the text that we wanted and simply printed it out from our computer printer!
It printed perfectly!
Next it was time to carefully cut out the stencils! Make sure you save the little centers of letters like "e's" and "b's" so you can stick them back in the stencil when you spray paint it!
After that we used our measuring tape to find the center of the mat and then positioned the stencils on top of that spot and carefully taped them in place. You may also want to use a bit of spray adhesive to ensure that the stencils don't shift around at all. Use any remaining pieces of cardstock to tape off any bare areas of the mat that you don't want to be painted, then you're ready to spray! We highly recommend doing this outside, in a garage, or in any other well-ventilated area.
After spraying, carefully remove your stencils to reveal your finished product...
And voila! We had a little bit of paint seepage underneath the stencil, but that is to be expected when painting a rug! We are really excited about this cute little addition to our house stoop!
It's Good Friday today, and here are a few things that warmed our hearts this week:
Both of our sisters are visiting from Montreal for the Easter long weekend! (well, Erika isn't exactly my blood sister, but we have been best friends for as long as I can remember!) We are so so excited to get to spend some much-needed quality time with them! We don't see them often enough! *hint hint*
We have finished re-doing the exterior of our trailer, (and it's looking amazing!) so now all we have left is to figure out the interior layout. We have definitely been doing our research and have been searching for other trailer interiors as sources of inspiration. As far as inspiration goes, this Airstream converted into a studio definitely takes the cake. Isn't it absolutely stunning?! Check out the full makeover projecthere.
We have both been doing a lot more home-cooking lately, but we have a feeling we would be extra inspired to create something delicious in this gorgeous vintage-inspired kitchen!
And of course, we can't forget the reason of the season,
that this cute print so sweetly reminds us of!
Happy Easter everyone!