Life and other obligations got in the way and I was only finally able to actually re-do the children’s room this month, after months of delay. I could’ve had a contractor paint and put the look together but I decided it would be best to test out the paint myself so I could check out if the paint when on easily, had low-odor and dried well. I also wanted to include the kids in the painting process, to the extent possible.
For this project, I had each of my three children pick a wall and a type of specialty pain to use. I did one wall. My eldest son, the 11-year old, went with the “Magnificent Metallic” paint in gold. My middle kid, the 8-year old dragons and animal-loving son, selected the “Ready Set Glow” glow-in-the in dark paint and my almost 6-year old daughter opted for the “All That Glitters” glitter paint.
I added colorful shelving, threw on a solid comforter, comfortable and bright pillow cases and re-hung their denim curtains. My daughter hand-selected tiny trinkets and little toys from their toy box to line the wall shelves with after we were finished.
The glow in the dark paint was a bit uneven and so it left globs that were visible. Perhaps, I should have stirred it longer or done it myself rather than let the kids to it, but in these photos, you can see they look like stains on the walls. Eeeek!
Nonetheless, when the lights are off, you can clearly see all the animals come to life and start to glow! It was a nice complement to the glow-in-the-dark stars that they already have on the ceiling.
Finally, I think I should have just used the metallic paint to paint a lightening bolt or a race car number on the wall instead of the entire wall. It was overwhelming, but we’ll see how it goes and if I keep it. My eldest son loves it anyway!
In fact, all the kids thoroughly enjoyed getting a refreshed and renewed sleep and play quarters!
Good luck and happy decorating!