by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
A couple of Saturdays ago my kids came rushing into my bed at around 6AM and started pulling my covers and yelling in excitement “we’re painting today! Come on!” My husband and I blinked a few times, then stared at each other and realized: ‘we have no choice. We have to paint this morning’. As I mentioned before in my previous post, we’re painting my daughter’s side of the room that she shares with my son since she’s going into first grade next year and needs her own little area that looks a little more mature and fitting for her age. We went to Walmart a few weeks ago and got Disney Paint and Finish. The Paint was “Fairest of Them All” in an eggshell base and the Finish was “All that Glitters”. We also got some tools and so on an early Saturday morning we set out to paint the wall. Here’s what happened: (Read more after the jump)
Just as we were about to start (and when I say “we” I mean my husband, who did 99% of the painting, prep and cleanup) we noticed two small holes in the wall that were made by dents from the door handle. We didn’t have spackling paste so we used toothpaste and it worked like a charm. Here’s how it looks before we filled in the holes:
The kids loved helping out:
Making sure all the nooks and crannies were covered:
For the “All that Glitters” finish we watched a video that demonstrates exactly how to do it: (It’s important to watch the video to see how to do it)
Applying the glitter finish:
Overall, it was a great experience. Painting was pretty easy. The paint itself didn’t have a bad smell but we opened the window just in case, to air out the room. At one point my 7-month-old somehow dipped his little hand in the paint tray so it was a relief to find out that the paint comes off easily with just water and soap. Also, it was helpful to have a special paint can opener (.45 cents at Walmart).
Now that the room is ready, we’re in party-prep mode. The invites have been sent out:
The RSVP’s have been coming in and we’re getting excited! Stay tuned for my next and final post which will be all about the party and, of course, the big reveal!
Special thanks to my husband for doing this project.
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Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for twelve years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 6, 4 and a baby) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.