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This is just a fun, quick update… but you should watch the video to see a sneak peek of what I’m posting about tomorrow! 😉
As we continue to do some polishing and demo on the vintage camper project (new posts coming soon!), we’ve noticed that occasionally, someone else in the storage lot where Ruby is parked will drive by. As they do, they often slow down and take a hard look at what we’re working on and wave. It’s exciting because we have one of the oldest campers there and people are clearly interested in our restoration project!
K and I got to brainstorming one night, and I asked a friend of mine, Jacque (you may remember her from The DIY Village) to create some decals for us for Ruby. She has a business called KTownCreative for custom items, and I figured that a few window decals where we could share the “Ruby’s Revival” hashtag would be perfect to show passersby how folks can follow along with the project and help them discover us.
Now, I of course don’t expect that there will be a flood of interest, nor is this forever. Most of the windows will eventually need replacement or additional repair. But I figured it can’t hurt! This is actually the first time I’ve ever even applied decals like this to anything, so I’ve got a few tips for ya:
- Take your time to get placement lined up. It may even be a good idea to try to find a way to mark a level line if you can (I didn’t and things are a smidge crooked if you stare long enough, but NBD since this is not forever).
- Use a flat scraping tool (I would suggest plastic like the joint knife I brought, a putty spreader, or even a used gift card).
- Attach one end and force the air bubbles out as you go.
- Apply in one direction only.
- Peel off the tape on top at an angle so as to not peel the decal back off the surface.
Video: How to Apply Window Decals
I made a quick video so you could see the end result (we were trying to hurry because of the rain!). It’s definitely not rocket science, but I especially like the clip at the end. More on that in a BIG announcement post going live tomorrow! ♥︎
We’re planning on taking Ruby home in the next month or so to do some more work (trying to do everything via battery tools and trips out to the lot is slower, and we figure we can get the rest of the demo done faster by bringing it to the house like we did when we pressure washed it). So, it will be fun to see if looky-loos check in with our project when they see us pass by. 😊