My post here detailed our excursion to Walmart to select a paint color and a specialty finish for Addison’s room. After much deliberation we decided on “Butterfly Fly By” for the wall color and “Ready, Set, Glow” for the specialty finish.
To get some ideas for the application of “Ready, Set, Glow” I journeyed onto the Disney Paint website to get some inspiration and decided to go with stenciling as they had done on the video demonstration. Sad for me I couldn’t find the exact Tinkerbell stencils used so I found something just as whimsical.
I tried to let Miss Addison help but I found her help to be synonymous with making a mess so when she laid down for a nap I set out on a mission to start stenciling. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I was surprised to find that the specialty finish went on just like regular paint. It applied like regular paint, however the smell was minimal and when I say minimal I really mean practically there was no smell at all.
I had to do some major tricking out of my camera settings to get this shot of the paint actually glowing
So, let me say my first few stencils weren’t that good. I don’t follow directions well and instead of dabbing the paint onto the stencil I wiped it and it didn’t come out as clean as I would’ve liked the first few times.
After awhile I got my groove and they started to come out better. Lucky for you, you won’t see the finished product until the little shindig we will be throwing the weekend of May 3 where we will reveal the design of the entire room. Although we won’t be in this home much longer, Addison is afraid of the dark and what was once our voluntary co-sleeping arrangement has turned into a burning desire for her to start sleeping in her own bed. I am hoping the glow in the dark design will encourage her to stay in her own room *crosses fingers*
One more absolutely lovely thing I loved about the specialty finish is the fact that you can’t see it during the day. It basically takes on the color of the wall so it is very non intrusive to any other design elements you may have in the room. I had to struggle to get the right angle for you to see.
I can’t wait to see the look on her face when I put her in the bed this evening because she has no idea!
I encourage you to take a look on the Disney Paint website where there is a virtual room painter that will allow you to try out various combinations of paint and specialty finishes to help you make an informed decision. This tool is invaluable seeing that painting and repainting and repainting and ……is no fun. Trust me!
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