I hope you’ve all had a chance to enter the contest to win a $2,500 Walmart giftcard from Glidden. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? I wish that *I* could enter!
You guys have been so sweet with the comments and emails about the little video we shot for Glidden. It was such a thrilling experience, so I thought it would be fun to share the aftermath with you. If you’ll remember, when the production crew showed up, it was white, white, white. Like, the whitest room you’ve ever seen. They asked me to paint it white so we would have a blank canvas to work with, and since I was already going to be painting soon anyway, it wasn’t a big deal.
Now? It looks like I let my kids paint on the walls. Oh, wait. I did.
I’ve never been part of a professional production like this, so it was really neat to see how everything came together. You know the yellow wall where Zack put his chocolatey hands and the turquoise wall I sat in front of for some of my interview? Well, they weren’t really walls at all. They only had me paint what the camera could see.
I was allowed to choose the colors for the video, and I selected the colors that I will be using in the room. Ultimately, I will put Glidden’s Peacock Blue on my walls and use Candy Apple as an accent. Pure Purple and Sunflower will be nice for small accessories. All four coordinate beautifully with my beaded chandelier.
Two walls will eventually feature stripes. Just not these stripes.
I’ve long heard that all of the HGTV and Extreme Home Makeover type shows are sort of faked for the cameras. The designers do the work, but only what can be seen on camera. It was fun to see that put into action here and then see the final result.
During filming, there were two cameras on me at all times. I felt like I was living in a fishbowl at first, but it didn’t take long until I got used to it. Tom snapped this photo during Day 1 (we filmed for 2 days). We didn’t take many photos during filming, because my job was to be on camera and Tom’s job was to have the children away from the cameras. 🙂
On another wall, I painted an outline of myself for one of the still shots in the video. Every time I see it, I feel like Big Foot is in my playroom. Ha! It’s kind of freaky, right?
I mentioned earlier that I let my kiddos paint on the walls. They got to go to town with some of the little Glidden testers. Needless to say, this was “So awesome, Mom!” Let’s hope that they remember that this was a one-time deal.
This wall wasn’t featured in the current video, but I believe there is a second one in the works. They really wanted us to paint a family mural, but only Tom and I did what we were told.
We’ve been living with the crazy walls for about a month now, as I couldn’t bring myself to paint over them! But, now it’s time to bid them adieu and get back to normal (or as normal as my walls ever are). I’ll probably prime over just the painted areas and then use Glidden Duo (paint + primer) to paint. Stay tuned!
Any questions about the video or my experience? Let me know!