Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Patriotic Cozy Coupe!

The 4th of July is a BIG deal in our family.  Our entire family always goes to the lake for the 4th, and we are never short on patriotic apparel.  I got him packed this weekend and he is clearly no exception. :)

Since we are all about showing our patriotism, and I have been DYING to pimp a cozy coupe for Bradley, I figured this would be the perfect theme!  First I drew out my idea (and yes, I was terrible in art class but still loved it!).

I am addicted to finding Bradley toys on the Facebook garage sale sites, and also have a neighbor that is an incredible garage saler.  I texted her that I wanted a cozy coupe with eyes, and within a day she found me one for $20!  Then, I remembered I had another one of the patriotic hats like on our wreath!  So perfect since this coupe has a face. :)

Nate got to work power washing the coupe.  Sniper shot!

Next, he took it apart and painted the top and foot board.  We used the Krylon plastic paint from Walmart.

While he did that, Bradley and I had a photo shoot in the convertible part of the car. :)

Vroom vroom!

He is a defensive driver.

Sidebar - our peonies looked so good!  For like two days!  Ha!

Once it was dry and put back together, Bradley had to test it out! 

It will look so cute with the hat!

I wasn't sure how to go about getting the stars on the car, so I asked my amazing friend (and neighbor) Nicole for some advice.  She not only had great advice, she did it for me!  I ordered some adhesive vinyl, and she used her die-cut machine to make the cutest stars and Mickey flag for the side of the car!  Of course our car needed a Disney touch!  On a work lunch break I met her at our house and we stickered away!


Tried to get the matching wreath in the background.  That is above my photographic skills apparently.

Isn't she a beaut?

After work, Bradley was VERY serious about testing it out.  He never cracked a smile but was driving it around like crazy!  Haha!

I'm so excited about Bradley's first pimped out cozy coupe!  We still need to figure out how to get the hat on the car, so more to come on that.  But at least he is ready for the 4th!  Shout out to Nate and my friend Nicole for doing all the work!  That is my kind of DIY! :)

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  1. Which machine does she use? I've been looking at the silhouette cameo 2!

    1. She has a Silhouette Cameo! She thinks it was the first model.