Shiny glittery sparkles!
It’s been work work work all of the time lately, and not nearly enough whimsy. Time to change all of that! Hey, Angry Ginger, what are you doing on Monday? Glittering my bedroom wall with me? Awesome!
I’ve been hearing wonderful things about a glitter paint from Martha Stewart, but I was attracted to the DIY aspect of white glue and store-bought glitter. There was something about it that just screamed, “Simple!” and “Amateur!” and “I’m waaaaay more fun!” So that’s what we did.
The recipe is one cup of glitter per gallon of glue. But who really follows a recipe? We poured an entire container of glitter in half a gallon of glue. We want this baby to shine!
Plus, my two-year-old was laughing so hard at the falling glitter that it was difficult to stop.
Stir the glue and glitter very well. Otherwise the glitter will sink to the bottom and won’t distribute easily.
Next, put your hair in braids, don an ironic tee, and spread everything out in your paint pan. Use a roller to apply the glue. Try to use something more stable than my Step Ladder of Death. Also, the tutorials I read said to avoid going over the same area several times. So this was really a quick, easy, and dirty job. Just how I like it.
Finish up your wall. There will be that heart-stopping “Oh my goodness, what have I done?!” moment that will hit you when you see everything, but the glue will dry clear, for the most part. I also doubt most of you have dark navy walls like we do.
In our case, with the extra white glitter and dark walls, there was some white here and there. Not from the glue, but the glitter. I love the effect, though, because it looks like a cosmos. I think it’s beautiful! And it catches the light best in the morning, when I’m groggy and need a little bit of magic.
If you choose to do your walls, please let me know! I’d love to see pictures.
Also, don’t forget to enter the Goodreads contest to win your own copy of my debut novel Nameless: The Darkness Comes. There will be two winners!
Have a wonderful, whimsical day, everyone.