Quite a list for a 4 year old, huh? But I am proud to say: NAILED IT! Lol. While shopping at Menards one day I found the blue paint. In the mis-tint section, no less. Cha-ching! Yes, every Menards has one. They sell the colors that have been tinted and put back for $5 a gallon. And here is how to glitterise the walls.
What you need:
Glitter Gun (I rented one from Just Ask Rental inside True Value Hardware store)
- First you put your paint on. ONE WALL at a time. I put the first coat on all at once then did the 2nd coat one wall at a time.
- Next fill your Glitter Gun with Glitter. Any kind of glitter you want. This is the glitter I used:
If you look close you may be able to see that I only used about 30% of this 1 lb bottle.
- This is the Glitter Gun: the top opens or the glitter to go inside. The circle is a crank handle. When you turn this handle glitter sprays out of the gray upturned "nose".
- On your wet painted wall; stand about 2 feet back and start cranking the handle and the wet paint will catch and essentially glue the glitter to the wall.
- Repeat on remaining walls that you want GLITTERISED.
You should know that more glitter ends up on the floor than on the walls but it comes up easy enough with a vacuum. Well as easy as glitter comes off of anything.
So now we have the blue and the glitter but we are still missing one of her key elements. ZEBRA.
She also wanted pink but it wasn't a must. And I do believe I incorporated it in a very nice way. We picked out the pink curtains and I made the zebra valances out of the flat sheet that came with her bedding. Then at the last minute she and I picked out some hot pink and zebra Duck brand tape to use as a border. Yep, that's how this country girl rolls.
And here is the finished product with one happy little girl showing it off.
Have you done any home projects? I'd love to see them just leave me a link in the comments.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!