Viral Sensation “Walmart Boy” Is Stealing Everyone’s Hearts at Coachella 2018
Coachella 2018 is shaping up to be a memorable one indeed! As if Twitter didn’t have enough to freak over after Beyoncé’s EPIC Destiny’s Child reunion, this year’s fest has the internet in a tizzy over ANOTHER very special and very unexpected star: the one and only Walmart Yodeling Boy!
The 11-year-old singer, whose real name is Mason Ramsey, became famous overnight after a video of him yodeling Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” at his local Walmart in Harrisburg, Illinois started attracting millions of views. He’s since had quite the week: In addition to appearing on Ellen, he was invited to play a major concert in said Walmart’s parking lot plus hit the stage at the Grand Ole’ Opry, he took Coachella by storm Friday, joining Chicago DJ Whethan on stage.
The pair posed in front of a massive crowd with Whethan joking that the pint-sized cowboy was “supposed to be playing his school talent show but took him to Coachella instead.” Ramsey, meanwhile, showed off his signature Western threads and belted out a few lines of the song that made him famous to massive applause that was almost deafening.
As Funny or Die‘s Eric Turtle revealed on Twitter, he played a major role in making the surprise appearance a reality. “After the yodel kid followed me, I DMed him to try and get him to come out as Whethans guest at Coachella,” he wrote. “And it happened. You’re welcome everyone. I love you Mason and I love the internet.”
While there, the lil’ yodeler also made another A-list fan: Justin Bieber! The Biebs, who actually shared his wishes for a live Ramsey set earlier in the week, made sure to meet up with the viral star backstage, where the two reportedly chatted about California and even snapped a couple of selfies together. Dreams really do come true!
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(Photos via Natalie Lim/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)