We Actually Did Bring the Sunshine In! #GliddenGallons #CBias

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Well, we did it!  Two weeks of hard work, a few mishaps involving a change of plans, and a lot of Glidden Brilliance Paint, we actually brought the sunshine in to the babies’ room and it is AWE-SOME!

As I told you here, we were given a fabulous opportunity to makeover the babies’ room by our  friends at Glidden Walmart and Collective Bias.  We had big plans for this room which you can read about here.  
I often have “plans” but they rarely happen as I had expected.  I am the mother of 6 children from the ages of 22 to 2.  Things happen.  Plans change.  I’ve learned to roll with it over the years and I’ve found that sometimes they work out better than expected thanks to the little mishaps in life!
This makeover was no exception to those rules!  The original plan to paint the one wall, some trim, organize, replace dresser knobs, and add some artwork to the walls didn’t happen.  Instead, on the first day of the project, I was busy organizing and my babies were busy flipping off of the end of Bug’s bed (yes, I was actually in the room with them when this happened).  OH SNAP (literally) the bar on the end of her bed broke off and took chunks of wood with it.  
After my nervous breakdown, I pulled myself together and formulated a new plan of action.  I finished organizing the room, cleaning out drawers, sorting through old toys, just the usual (still sobbing of course).  When B got home from work, he fixed the bed.  That very night, I began to paint it.  I opened up my can of Canary Song Glidden Brilliance 2N1 (yes it’s a paint and primer all in one, how cool is that?) and the new plan began.

This just made her dresser look even worse than I thought, so I painted it…

Which of course made the armoire look like hammered horse dung, so I painted it…
Which made me decide that I really do like the WHITE in this room (with the yellow) so the dingy whitish closet doors and trim, looked…well…dingy!  Guess what I did?  Yup, I went back to Walmart and bought some Glidden Brilliance Paint in White, and I painted them and added princess appliques (with sparkles of course)!
By now you might have noticed that Bubby’s side had been neglected!  Never fear, I hit that side up too!  His side was “dark”.  The furniture is in good condition so didn’t want to paint it.  I, however, painted the knobs on his dresser with the white which really brightened it up.
And although we couldn’t swing a new bed *SIGH* for him, I did get him a new gwanket (blanket) and headow (pillow).  Cars of course!  And I hung Cars appliques by his bed as well. 
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I had managed to paint all of the picture frames that were already in their room, as well as dig up some old ones to repaint so I could hang more pictures.  I finished hanging the wall art, including Princess appliques on Bug’s side and Cars appliques on Bubby’s side.  I would also be remiss if I didn’t tell you that I am SO happy that I picked the Glidden Brilliance 2N1 Paint.  I can’t imagine when I would have gotten all of that furniture done if I’d had to prime first!

Talk about bringing the sunshine in!  I knew their room was boring, but I absolutely had no idea HOW boring it was!  Thanks to Glidden Brilliance Collection 2N1 Paint + Primer, Walmart Paint, and Collective Bias, my babies have the happiest, sun shiniest room I’ve ever seen!  Don’t you just love it?

Since these few pictures (yes, in my opinion, that is only a few) don’t do the room justice, I’ve put together a little slide show so you can see the full week in progress and all of the before and afters.  So sit back, listen to the music, and enjoy the sun shiny, sparkly awesomeness!  Shine on!

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective BiasAll opinions, ideas, pictures, and video are entirely my own.


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  1. “hammered horse dung” just may be my favorite phrase. Ever. the room looks fantastic! great job, Christy. also, yellow is my favorite color.

  2. I love the yellow! It’s so bright and inviting!

  3. Christy you did great! Painting furniture isn’t the easiest job. I’d much rather paint the walls sometimes. :) But I love the room! Also, I know you wanted to get your son a new bed, what about checking Craigslist? That’s what I do when I want to find something on the cheap.

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