Y’all. I’m not totally emotionally ready to renovate Bee’s nautical nursery into a big boy’s room, but it’s almost that time. He’s growing by leaps and bounds, and when I designed his room 3 years ago he was but a glimmer in my eye (and a bump in my belly). Now, he’s almost three years old with a distinct personality. He’s a boy obsessed with trains, cars, and… cats. He loves snuggling after naps, reading his books, and his sister. He speaks in full sentences and knows the name of every Car in Radiator Springs. His memory is better than mine. This baby? He’s no longer a baby!
Which means it’s time to adapt his room to his growing needs (and his wants, which is “TRAINS!” and “CARS!”). When I heard there’s a new line of Disney Paints from Glidden available only at Walmart, I did a happy dance– and so did my kids. They LOVE anything Disney related, and there’s reason to celebrate: these new paints are affordable and come in 112 colors (and five innovative finishes, wait ’till you see them!) to make redecorating kid’s rooms a snap. Plus, they cover like a dream which is really important for time strapped parents.
Since they are geared for kids rooms, the paint is ultra durable– formulated to withstand the wear and tear my kids can inflict including repeated scrubbing on my part to remove whatever they decide to do. In fact, scuffs, crayon, finger prints, and stains wash right off without removing the color or finish. But the #1 thing that I love about this paint is it’s low odor and has no VOCs. I’m extremely conscientious of this when painting rooms, especially for kids.
While I’m not 100% ready for the regular-sized bed that’s in his near future, it’s evident it’s time to bridge the gap from ‘baby’ to ‘big boy.’ We decided to surprise him with these upgrades, so the family set off for a fun-filled shopping trip to Walmart to choose paint and a few accessories. When we wheeled around the corner, my kids were first to spot the Disney Paint and they quite literally squealed.
They found the paint before I did, ha! We noticed they had color palettes by ages, too. Pastels for the nursery through more trendy colors for teens.
Since we were at Walmart, we scouted out some other fun accessories for the new room. They had us covered with matching Disney bedding and room accessories as well as some fun finds in other departments.
They offer five innovative finishes:
- All That Glitters (glitter)
- Great Slate (chalkboard)
- Speck-tacular (confetti)
- Ready-Set-Glow (glow in the dark)
- Magnificent Metallic (metallic sheen)
You can find out more about the finishes, see the colors, and get tons of ideas on the Disney Paint website. And because it’s Disney, the site is pretty spectacular. 🙂
We walked out of Walmart with Great Slate for an idea I’ve wanted to try for over a year. Here’s what his nursery looks like now:
Next up, Big Boy Room Mini-Makeover!
Now excuse my while I go cry about my not-so-little baby over here in the corner. :: sniff ::
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