After visiting the Planetarium at the Saint Louis Science Center, Austin came home and wanted to redecorate his room with planets and stars. We had just painted one of his walls with animals and the other walls had maps on them. Not a fluid theme, but Bryan and I decided we would allow him to choose what he wanted. Needless to say, the animals didn’t last very long as we purchased a set of glow in the dark planets and stars at the planetarium and he couldn’t wait to get them put up. We knew we could pull off a mixture of maps and the space theme on the ceiling.
Selecting Our Glidden Disney Paint
Although it took a while to get started, when we found the new Disney Paint line from Glidden it gave us the motivation to get started! We headed to Walmart to see if we could locate the new line! We were looking specifically for several of the specialty paints: Great Slate, Ready, Set, Glow!, and the All Things That Glitter.
Finding the Disney Paint was very simple. It wasn’t hard to spot the Disney signage. Knowing my children’s love of Disney, they spotted it when we were a long ways away! The colors they offer are beautiful and bright, which I love! The tag line for the Disney Paint is that every color tells a story and I couldn’t agree more. The specialty finishes are beyond amazing. Although we were focused on a theme for Austin’s room, we also picked up Disney Paint and the All Things That Glitter finish for a project for Addie room.
Austin had a blast selecting a blue color. He wanted one that would work for the sky and also the ocean as we are planning to decorate the walls with more maps and the ceiling with the nights sky. After going back and forth he finally decided that the “Boo Sky Blue” was what he wanted. Although I love bright colors I was hoping it wouldn’t be too bright.
The staff was extremely helpful with our paint selection and grabbed the Glidden paint we would need to mix the proper colors. I have to say that I was so happy to find out the Disney Paint was with Glidden as they feature low odor, no VOC paint. That in itself is totally important to me when we are selecting any paint.
We then had a great time selecting party favors for our Disney Toy Story Themed party. My sister Sarah was with the kids and I shopping and although we had the awesome idea to find mini chalk boards and chalk as one of the party favors they were no where to be found. We found wooden boards and decided to make our own with the new Disney Great Slate Paint. The kids were beyond excited to see we were adding Disney themed merchandise into our carts.
I was quite concerned with how the paint would actually cover over the darker color of the animals that were painted on the wall. Being pregnant I don’t feel safe adding a coating of Klitz so I was praying it would cover over the previous paint.
I couldn’t have been happier that the paint goes on so smoothly and I was beyond excited that with a single coating you could barely see the outline underneath. Once the second coat was applied they disappeared!
The Great Slate Paint was the next to be added as it needs to dry seven days before it is ready to be written on with chalk. Again, it went on smooth and we did two coating. We decided since the walls are textured rather than actually paint a chalkboard for Austin to use we would paint a large growth chart. It would be a perfect way to add a fun, customized growth chart to his room. Since we had the “Boo Sky Blue” painted walls we decided to just go with black but it is available in a variety of colors as well.
Then we added the Ready, Set, Glow! paint to the ceiling. Previously we had the large stick on stars (lets face it, are totally tacky but he loved them) so it was nice to replace them with something fun and more real! I am amazed at just how well the paint the works night after night! Austin loves for it to get dark now so he can watch his stars.
Even though the room is not fully decorated yet, we decided to have a party to celebrate as we had family in from out of town and Austin couldn’t wait to show off his new “Boo Sky Room”!
It was a warm afternoon so we decided to make simple finger foods and just focus on having a great time.
The kids were the most excited about getting to the balloons and the mini cupcakes.
We had a great time with playing with our bubbles, side walk chalk and having our mini scavenger hunt. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the weather and our friends and family.
Everyone loved the room and the ways we used the new Disney Paint! Now that we have fallen in love with it, we plan to add more of the Ready, Set Glow! to the walls by creating a glow-in-the-dark map and on the ceiling fan. I can’t wait to completely get the room finished to update you on our decorating projects.
There are so many fun Disney Paint options available from bright, bold colors to fun accent finishes available at Walmart.
How would you use Glidden Disney Paint to make your child’s room spectacular?
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