A few weeks ago, I shared about partnering with Glidden to add a fun accent wall to my daughters’ bedroom. I shared an entire tutorial on Choosing the Right Paint Finish, and then I asked what was your favorite paint finish. Dozens of you responded on facebook. You all are smart! I think Eggshell won for the most popular finish.
Since our nine year old and thirteen year old share a room, the hardest part has been determining a look that they both agree on and fortunately,Glidden new line of Disney Interior Paints did the trick, especially their Chalkboard paint.
I am in love with the fact that I now have 24 colors choices aside from the typical black chalk board paint (which I also used on my outdoor table.)
What I love about this paint is that options are endless. This is NOT just for painting walls, which makes it incredibly versatile.
I’ve used it on glasses, trays, and even candle sticks.
And of course, I love using it on furniture. I painted this old dining room table that was collecting dust in my attic and I finished it just in time for our party. It’s been fun to show you all just how easy re-purposing something can be.
Creativity abounds with just a little bit of this paint.
The idea and colors for the accent wall came from this picture.
Raising daughters is a privilege, and yet, I understand the importance of filling their love tank with words of affirmation. The world is full of mean girls and I want our daughters to know that they are always my true princess – loved, cherished, adored and accepted regardless of what others say.
The chalk board paint gives me the opportunity to write words of true that they will see every single day (although my next goal is to learn gorgeous chalk board writing. :))
The process was so very simple, and not much of a time commitment. It was one project that allowed my daughters to take the lead.
I LOVE the punch of drama it gave to the room. Unfortunately, I don’t have a camera lens to catch it all in one shot, but this gives the over all effect.
I used painters tape to secure the stencil that I purchased. Initially, I tried to do this free hand, but realized the small investment in a stencil was so worth it. I painted the first coat, let it dry and then painted the final coat. Make sure that you let it dry over night before you write on the paint. It needs time to cure.
Our nine year old was most excited about the glitter paint. Initially, we wanted to alternate the polka dots with chalk paint and glitter, but the glitter is a clear coat overcoat that gives a very subtle glitter sheen. I wouldn’t recommend it as a stand alone paint. It’s adorable in the right light. Make sure you mix it well and paint it everywhere. We painted around the polka dots, and also painted the opposite green wall.
The green wall houses their standing mirror and now with the sparkle accent around it, I shared that my desire was that this would serve as a reminder to Shine for Him.
Since I’ve been trying to let my creative nine year old have lots of free reign, I allowed her to paint without total supervision. We now have some “Extra glittery” parts of the wall, but she loves that part the best. 🙂
It’s a fun, new twist to a wall. My daughter also painted the front of her dresser drawers with the glitter paint, and I love how she takes initiative to create something that she loves. Fortunately for my 13 year old, she’s is ok with that creating, as long as she approves it first.
It’s adorable and definitely cause for celebration.
We gathered some of her friends on a beautiful day.
With a princess theme, we had fun with frilly nail polishes doing our own DIY manicures, along with some creative art princess masterpieces that they took home to hang.
Our youngest friend dressed up as the true princess she is sporting a shirt with all her favorite princesses. She was the hit of the hour as the older girls doted on her.
The moms and and I chuckled. She said, “Jen, I think this party is now all about her.”She is the ultimate princess.
It was precious. She fervently concentrated on her masterpiece while others painted her nails.
I’ve left these blocks on our kitchen table for a few weeks now.
They are our reminder to Shine on, regardless of the circumstances!!
They are growing up so fast. I want to savor every precious minute, don’t you?
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What’ll they think of next? Love all the great colors of chalkboard paint available. We are grandparents & I would love to paint a wall or part of a wall in the playroom for the grandchildren…but hubby has the idea that it will be hard to paint over or change & that it will be on the wall for eternity! Can you shed some light on that? After seeing so many fun ways to use chalkboard paint, I am itching to paint something with it!!!!!!!!
I completely understand hubby’s fear, but let him know it goes on just like any other eggshell paint so once you want to change it up, you prime over it and paint again. Love that it’s flexible like that. 🙂
And yes, itch a way and use it. It’s SO easy and I just love how different it is. I am going to do a post specifically on letting it cure. I learned the hard way when I first used it a few years ago. It’s important that it sits, but also that you then run a piece of chalk over the entire section before you use it the first time.
Me again! Any tips regarding painting on glasses or other objects? Also, meant to tell you I love the “Celebrate” garland(not the right word, but can’t think of the correct name for it). Do have instructions for making a similar one?
How exciting to have a new sparkly room. I’m loving the pretty colors that my teen just outgrew and no we’re moving onto purple. Though I’ve been pondering chalk paint for my tween son’s room. I’m really loving your inspiration with scripture 🙂
Love this, Jen! So fun! I am painting with some chalkboard paint this weekend. 🙂
I LOVE these girls! and the chalk paint is pretty cool, too!
oh Karen – you are always such an encourager 🙂
Jen I don’t often comment, but I often read your posts on creative parenting and ways to sow into your kids. I love them so much. It makes me wish you were my mom or my next-door-neighbor-mentor 🙂