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Na na na na na na na na …..Cole’s 1st birthday!

Lame title, I know.  Sometimes I get confused when I’m humming or singing a tune, and I want to write it.  So in case you couldn’t tell from the na na na’s, it was the Batman theme.  AND, if you haven’t been following along in my blogging journey and you’re not sure who Cole is, well he’s practically the cutest freakin’ kid in the world (but I may be bias).

Sooooooooo, I like to make things (or attempt making things), and this post is no different.  I feel like I haven’t had a diy post in a while, so buckle up my friends, we’re in for a bumpy ride!

Alright, so Cole’s first birthday was mid September, and since I had already made Abigail (another one of my friends’ ridiculously cute babies) a couple of AWESOME presents, I thought it was Cole’s turn.  What did I make him?  A Batmobile.  Obviously.

Step One: find a Cozy Coupe.  You know, one of those red and yellow toddler cars where they get in, and use their feet to move it.  Yep, they have an actual name, and it is infact called a Cozy Coupe.  Done.  I posted an ad on my School Board buy/sell website, and bingo, one for free.  Perfect.

Step Two: Buy some spray paint.  Done.  If you’re ever wondering what spray paint works best- I found that Home Depot name brand vs. Home Hardware name brand did a much better job, AND it was easier to use (you can spray it upside down which was convenient).  Wow, I just gave you an actual useable tip about something.  I feel so grown up!

Step Three: Actually start painting.  I was nervous about this.  I had never spray painted before.  I didn’t know how the paint would work on plastic.  There were so many variables.  The weather didn’t cooperate.  The wild cats that live in my backyard were very interested in the painting- I’m surprised one of them didn’t end up with a big yellow stripe down their back!

Just getting started

Almost done!

Anywho, if you ever want to attempt it, here is a word to the wise: allow ample time for coats to dry, and buy about 3 cans of spray paint (black).  I had no idea I would go through so much paint!

The bat symbol was by far the hardest part, and as this blog where I originally got the idea from suggested, it’s WAY easier to hand paint on the symbol than to cut out a stencil and try to tape/spray on top. (Which yes, in case you’re wondering I did attempt first)

Yay!

Now that the cold weather is coming, I’m not sure how much use Cole will get out of the Batmobile this year, but wow will he ever be the coolest little guy on his street next summer. 🙂

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