Over the course of the past month, we had embarked on a journey to create our own inspiration via a Dulux room transformation. We had learned about the meaning colours , trained to be a savvy shopper and finally enjoyed the fruits of our labour...a brand new colour that literally lit up our room and our lives.
The colour we choose is known Blazing Star. The bright colour brings a sunny disposition in the room and along it a brilliant ray of inspiration. Yellow is a cheery colour and it was chosen to bring smiles to the boys. So it's GOODBYE to the dark and gloomy wallpaper and temporary art gallery, say HELLO to Blazing Star!
IN THE BEGINNING
Watch the video to see our journey into this transformation. ( Video not avaliable on iPhone/iPad, you could see the video via this link)
Before the start of the painting session, there is a site inspection. During the site inspection, we received professional advice from a Dulux professional painting contractor. The colours were also decided during the site inspection.
On the day of reckoning, the Dulux team arrived as scheduled. If efficiency is a team, it would be in the form of painters from Dulux. For those wondering what goes on during a paint over, we will give you a sneak peek of what to expect.
Tip : Do some packing before the crew arrives. It is better to pack up the little items than to wait for the team to move them. This will save you the hassle of looking for it after the painting session, especially if you have a huge chunk of stuff to clear. If you have little children, do ensure that they are kept away from the work site for safety reasons.
The Wackies had to be ban from their room for the day. That did not stop them from borrowing caps from the Dulux team for a pose. After all they are a part of the team!
|Sorry Boys, you are ban from the room for the day!|
Tip : Let the Dulux team do their job. The pros will know where protection is needed. If you do have concerns, do share with the team before they start the work.
After protecting, the Dulux Team will prep the walls for painting. In our case, there is a wallpaper to be removed (Removal of Wallpapers do cost extra). It was skillfully removed and the walls are scrape clean before primer is applied as an undercoat for the paint. Oil base primer would be use if you have wallpaper. For most cases, the odorless water base primer would be use instead.
Given that I want my boys to be happy , full of energy and street smart, it is the right colour choice for their room.
Tip : Use Dulux Wash and Wear for painting kids room. It's kidproof technology against tough stains is ideal for families with kids. More details of kidproof technology can be found here.
The Wackies Arcade WallIt started off with a brand new colour , the Blazing Star, to light up the room. We painted it on one side of the wall and had intended to make this the feature wall. The rest of the walls are painted in Sail White to highlight the yellow of the Blazing Star.
Tip : Do let the paint 'dry' for at least 2 weeks to 1 month before 'pasting' anything on the wall. Paints need time to bond with the wall, otherwise it may affect the paint job.
Tip : Get the kids to be involved in the makeover of their own room. That way , they will appreciate their own effort and love their room!
The colour theme is carefully curated from the Dulux colour Wheel. We decided to use Triadic scheme as a guide for the room. The main base will be yellow with red and blue hues to compliment it.
INVASION of the Space Invaders.
Get ready for an invasion !
The colour transformation by Dulux is a success. The Wackies love their room!
To check out how the Dulux bloggers transform their room, follow their journey here
Dulux Colours Used
Walls : Dulux Wash and Wear (Blazing Star and Sail white)Ceiling : Dulux Mould Guard
See the full transformation below
Before and After pictures
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