Disney Paint Mom Room Reveal Party {Sponsored}

In just a few days, my boy will be a three-year-old!  There are so many huge milestones that come with this move away from toddler-hood.  In a few months, Adrian will be in a formal nursery school program, and he recently transitioned into a big-boy-bed. Thanks to a campaign with Glidden’s Disney Paint via MomTrends, I finally remade the children’s bedroom to reflect my darling son.  The process was fun and easy, and something that I’ve been hoping to tackle for a very long time.   Best of all, it was a simple project that I completed myself.

BEFORE                                                                                              AFTER

The daylight before and after photos do not reflect a tremendous change.  I relocated a hide from another room to the kids room and added a smaller hide to Lucia’s corner.  I also organized and donated the toys, and stenciled the walls with Glidden’s Disney Ready Set Glow! Specialty Finish from Walmart.  I created my own stencils and the process was simple.  The paint provided a subtle look during the day with a big impact at night – exactly what I was hoping for.

I told my kids that the paint on their walls is infused with a secret magical power.  The thing is, it really is…

Our new bedtime routine has shifted to preparing the room with the chandelier to “charge” the paint while the kids are in the bath.  They are so excited to fall asleep in their intergalactic galaxy, and the glow from the paint eventually fades so the kids won’t be in “da club” all night long.

Adrian has since transitioned to an amazing toddler bed from Delta (more on that later).  It was literally on a UPS truck the day of the party and arrived the morning after.  We were determined to have Adrian’s first night in a bed coincide with his big-boy-party, so Adrian and his Daddy changed his crib into a toddler bed the morning of the party.

I was lucky enough to receive Buzz Lightyear themed bedding from Walmart.  Since the comforter I received was a twin/full size, I turned it into a toddler blanket and sewed a little bunting flag with the excess material to better define Adrian’s space.  I had the intention of sewing a grey quilt to compliment Lucia’s bedding, but am pretty sure that my labor of love wouldn’t stand a chance against Disney bedding.  Especially now that Adrian discovered a giant Buzz and Woody on the reverse side of his new blanket.  I managed to hide the comforter (and all of the remaining fabric) until the day of the party.  Adrian was beyond thrilled when I set up his bed!

We recently threw a room reveal party.  It was so much fun!  I really love party planning and purchased a great deal of my supplies at Walmart with a budget of $200.

Guest arrived to rainbow colored fruit skewers, cheese and crackers, empanadas, chips and dip, star shaped cream cheese raisin bread sandwiches, and a veggie platter.  A full dinner was also served in the evening.

I added candy eyeballs to the star shaped sandwiches which were a big hit with the little ones.

The treat table consisted of a blue jello tower, cupcakes, blue and green M&M’s, handmade star shaped chocolate lollipops and specialty Oreo cookies.  I had so much fun making Toy Story alien cookies by simply dipping half of each Oreo into melted green chocolate and then adding three eyeballs.   I made star shaped decorations for the cupcakes and table out of card-stock, glitter and toothpicks.  I was able to purchase all of the supplies to make chocolate lollipop, star decorations, Oreo green-chocolate dipped cookies and party supplies at Walmart.

Our little big boy was very pleased and clearly felt incredibly special.
 After feasting the kids moved on to the Glow Stick and Tattoo station that was set up on the bar.
They also decorated stars with glitter glue and stickers.

We decided that the $50 Walmart gift card door prize would go to the “most enthusiastic” and it was won by the littlest attendee. I’m pretty sure that his mom is going to purchase the same Glidden specialty finish from Walmart to decorate his room with glowing fun.

For the goodie bags, I cut excess fabric from Adrian’s bedding into star shapes and modpodged it onto brown paper bags.  The kiddos seemed to be thrilled with the loot inside!

The best part of the night was watching the kids dance in the room.  We set up a black-light (just for the party) and the kids literally went bonkers.  They danced, made several costume changes and made up games with the glow sticks and stars. All of the kids seemed to genuinely love the glowing room.

The moms were really interested in the project and the fact that the specialty paint was so affordable and simple to apply.  There may be an impeding move in our near future and I will definitely use Glidden Disney Paint again.

Best of all, Adrian is so proud of his new shared space!

Compensation and products for review were provided by Glidden via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Glidden.


Painting with Glidden Disney Paint {Sponsored}

I vividly remember my own childhood bedroom makeover.  My mother let me pick out wallpaper (which she applied herself), and she also purchased fabric to sew coordinating bedding.  As a little girl, I was allowed to take ownership of the project, and what I remember most is the special feeling it gave me.

As the days have continued to slip into weeks (and years!) over here (as they often do in early childhood) my plans to update Lucia and Adrian’s shared bedroom has been a goal that constantly got pushed back.  I’ve been thrilled to have the chance to paint their space to reflect a bit more of my boy’s interests as a Disney Paint Mom thanks to Mom Trends.

Adrian is turning three-years-old next month and his favorite book is still Papa Please Get The Moon For Me by Eric Carle.  Since Adrian also has a love for Buzz Light Year, I decided to saturate part of the room with painted stars using Glidden‘s Ready, Set, Glow! Disney Specialty Finish from WalmartThe stars were approved by big sister and will give Adrian an intergalactic element incorporating his interests.  Before beginning my project, I perused DisneyPaint.com to get ideas from their how to videos and virtual room planner.  It was a challenge to stay on course as the website gave me so many ideas for Lucia and Adrian’s future rooms.  I eventually created some stencils, printed a lot online and taped a few to the wall with painters tape to begin.  The paint was so easy to apply and virtually orderless.  My kids were so excited every step of the way!

Glidden’s Ready, Set, Glow! Disney Specialty Finish allowed me to maintain the light serene feel that I love so much in the bambini’s bedroom.  The luminous sheen adds a subtle touch during the day, with true magic taking place when the lights are off at night (It is Disney Y’all!)  After the paint is charged by the chandelier for about fifteen minutes, my children now fall asleep amidst glowing stars that gradually diminish in about five minutes time.  I couldn’t be happier to see the littles so thrilled with a fun project that I completed for them.

In addition to painting, I’ll be doing a bit of sewing and re-purposing for my Adrian.  We can’t wait to celebrate his big-boy-hood with a fun party to reveal their new room!

Compensation and products for review were provided by Glidden via Mom Trends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Glidden. 


Children’s Shared Bedroom with Glidden Disney Paint {Sponsored}

In my home, we are big DIYers.  My husband and I find considerable pleasure in the creative process and tackling projects ourselves.  When Lucia (our oldest) transitioned into a big girl bed, a great deal of sewing, re-purposing and refurbishing took place.  Our redecorating efforts felt incredibly special, and we were all happy with the outcome.

Adrian moved into his older sister’s room around his first birthday and we didn’t do much to gender neutralize the room.  We added a shelf, purchased two gorgeous crib sheets and rearranged a bookshelf.  At nearly two years later, the room still has a much stronger feminine pull.

It’s hard to believe that my boy (my baby!) will be three-years-old next month.  We were in the midst of brainstorming a possible room-redo to celebrate his big-boyhood, when an opportunity to test our Glidden’s line of Disney Paints serendipitously appeared.  It gave me the push I finally needed to make Adrian feel special in his shared space; however I was a bit apprehensive about making all parties happy.  I’ll admit that I am a lover of white, bright spaces with a soft serene feel, but I also want my children to be happy.  I needed to find something that big sister and mama would also approve of – a tall order indeed!

We ventured to Wallmart with kids in tow, prepared for massive disagreement.  I think that my heart may have skipped a beat when I spotted an entire DIY section (complete with sewing supplies and fabric!) and my kids were immediately all over the rows of Glidden’s Disney Paint.  They saw their favorite characters displayed in the Glidden paint section, and conversed amongst themselves about their new room.  I thought that all had gone array when Lucia attached herself to a can of Disney All That Glitters Interior Specialty Paint (declaring that Cinderella’s picture was speaking to her!)  Keeping the emphasis on celebrating Adrian, we found our answer in a quart of Disney Ready-Set-Glow Interior Specialty Paint.  The kids were over-the-moon about adding intergalactic-glowing-fun to their room, and we can’t wait to surprise Adrain with Buzz Lightyear themed bedding.  Luckily, mama was pacified after learning that the luminous, translucent topcoat would add cool glowing accents when the lights are turned off  (ie. still maintaining light-walled serenity).

One of the greatest things about this project is that Glidden Disney Paint (exclusive to Walmart) offers an affordable way to decorate with inspirations from Disney Magic that children know and love.  My bambini, like so many I know, are definitely character driven, and as a parent I feel safe embarking on painting their room because Glidden Disney Paint is low odor and has no VOCs (an absolute must in my book.).  This premium-quality paint comes in 112 exclusive colors and five innovative specialty finishes.  Its distinct collection of colors has specialty palette groups catering to various styles and ages (from infant to tween).  Furthermore, room decorating at Walmart is easy as Glidden Disney paint colors were created to complement each other and  pieces from Walmart’s line of Disney bedding and accessories.  It is also specially formulated  to be ultra-durable to withstand wear and tear by messy littles – a definite necessity in my home!

Before leaving Walmart, I was able to pick up a ton of party food, supplies and a $50 Walmart gift card door-prize (be on the lookout for my room reveal party post!).  I don’t get to Walmart that often as there isn’t one close to us, but it truly felt like a one-stop-shop and the prices were unbelievable.

I can’t wait to get started!

Compensation and products for review were provided by Glidden via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions of Glidden.