Sitting Pretty

Hi all!  Mom and I are on day two of her visit.  If you follow us on Instagram, then you know what we were up to this morning.  When I picked her at the airport yesterday, we headed straight to a lunch of sushi followed by a visit to Syracuse’s annual Parade of Homes.  Twelve newly built houses were featured this year, and we took tons of pictures while sharing our opinions with each other about what we liked and didn’t like.  We will be writing a post about the things we really liked soon.  We think you will like these ideas, too.


House Tour - The 2 Seasons

One idea that we saw was so simple and so cute that we rushed right home and did it.  You might remember seeing this mini mudroom that Mr. Spring built as a surprise for me when I was away on business last year.



Sit Stencil - The 2 Seasons

This is the first idea we stole borrowed from the show.  Isn’t it cute!!  It was very easy and took just a few minutes.



Sit stencil - The 2 Seasons

The coincidence is that the pillow on the bench in the show home was the very same pillow I already had on our bench.  They used a paint color to match the pillow, and we decided to do the same.  First, we selected the font style that we wanted.



Sit stencil - The 2 Seasons

Then while I made sure that there wasn’t any residue on the bench that would keep the paint from sticking…..



Sit stencil - The 2 Seasons

…..Mom used some skills she picked up in her art classes to match the pillow’s color.



Sit stencil - The 2 Seasons

So that we would make sure our letters were spaced evenly, we first did the “S” and “T”.  Then we inserted the “I” and lined it up to be an equal distance from those two letters.



Sit stencil - The 2 Seasons

This is our final product.



Sit stencil - The 2 Seasons

This is the one from the home show.  The English teacher in Mom wanted to add punctuation, but we eventually decided to just do the word.



Sit Stencil - The 2 Seasons

While we were at it, we added a three-letter stencil to one more thing.  We’ll share that with you later.



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  1. Really cute finishing touch!

  2. What a simple and cute idea! and love the color!

  3. lorraine says:

    I have the same pillow! But in yellow. I bought it at HomeSense (which is HomeGoods in the USA) and just love it! But then I am a “pillow junkie”. Used to be napkin/napkin ring collecting but I gave in to my husband’s pleas for some restraint! LOL
    Love the SIT… grandson has a “wee naughty bench” (which is seldom used as he is “perfect” says his Nana). I think I will suggest to my daughter that we copy your idea.
    Tks girls.