Sunday, June 5, 2011

Paris themed bedroom

In this post I mentioned that I had been working on my daughter's room.  Well, it's now DONE!  Yay!  There is nothing quite like finishing a project.  Yep.  Love it! 

She has fallen in love with all things Paris and fashion so that was our starting point for this makeover.  I am pleased to announce that she loves it!!  Makes all the hard work worth it!

We started by painting the room with Behr Ultra in "Fresh Day," a very pale blue color. Now for a little tour around the room.   At the end I'll do a breakdown of where we purchased everything and cost. 

  The bed.  We used the day bed she already had and bought a bunch of bedding and pillows.

Above the bed is a shelf (built by me from a 1x6 and a 1x8) for all her trophies and collectibles.  I used sheers hung from the shelf to frame the bed.  To add a little interest and a fun touch to the shelf, I attached pink paper lantern patio lights (say that 10x fast) with white and black tulle tied to the cord.

An up close look at the Paris picture above her bed.

One of her requests was for a window seat.  This is the best I could come up with -a leather storage bench.  I ironed pink ribbon onto the new black curtains, hung from her existing curtain rod.

Her (messy) bookshelves with lots of baskets and bins, that she already had, for all her stuff - this girl is a collector.  Above the shelves are a vinyl Eiffel Tower.

This is one of our favorite parts of the room.

The desk area. 

I got the idea for the pom poms and lanterns from Under the Sycamore.

I got the idea for the embroidery hoop framed fabric from a new magazine called Fresh Style.  There is a much better photo of them in the actual magazine.  The smoke detector goes too, don't ya think?  Safety first!!

I used an inexpensive door mirror turned horizontally above her desk.  It came that hot pink color.  My daughter is excited to have so much room to see herself.  She's also going to use dry erase markers on it for notes and messages.

Her younger brother found her this hot pink jewelry stand. 

We used the desk she already had (which needs a fresh coat of paint).  I just spray painted the handles.

For the last wall we did a collage.  Her initial, her name, some dance photos, her baptism photo and another Eiffel Tower.  (She just had her 2011 dance photos taken wearing a hot pink and black costume.  How nice of her costume to coordinate!!)

The top picture from her baptism last year.  As the guests came to her baptism, they signed the matt.  It's such a sweet keepsake.  I simply spray painted the frame hot pink.  The bottom Eiffel Tower print is her favorite.

The cork board and peg shelf are from her old room.  I just painted them hot pink too.

And her other favorite part of her room is her dress form.  She loves to put notes and photos all over it with magnets and clothespins.

Here is a before look at her room.  We had already started tearing it apart to prep for paint.

And the after.  My little girl has a big girl room- sniff sniff.  Hopefully this one will grow with her!

Now for the breakdown: (edited to add:  I'm not sure if it's tacky to post costs or not.  I love knowing where others shop for things.  So I thought I would post this so anyone can see that it doesn't have to cost a fortune to redo a room.  Yes, I understand that $300 is a lot of money, but after seeing some of the makeovers on HGTV and such, it's small in comparison.  And yes, we saved up for a while and purchased things over a period time.)
paint: Home Depot - $30
bedding:  bed in a bag (comforter, sheets, bedskirt and pillow sham)- Walmart-$45
body pillow and cover: Target- $20
Paris neck roll pillow: Hobby Lobby - $10 on sale
patio lights: Hobby Lobby - $14
sheers:  Target - $10
black and white Eiffel Tower picture:  Home Goods - $30
curtains: Target - $15
black leather storage bench: Target  - $60
vinyl Eiffel Tower: Hobby Lobby - $10 on sale
paper lanterns: Target and Hobby Lobby - $12
embroidery hoops: Hobby Lobby - $7 (already had fabric)
door mirror:  Walmart - $5
jewelry stand:  Hobby Lobby - $8 on sale
pink and white Eiffel Tower picture:  Hobby Lobby - $6 on sale
dress form:  Home Goods - $50

For a Grand total of $332 - not too bad!

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  1. It looks great! I LOVE that dress form...I need my little girl to grow up a bit (okay, a lot!) so I can do something like this! :)

  2. OH I LOVE this!!!! You did a fantastic job =)

  3. Wow! this is so cute! I love the color scheme and what you did with it! great job! I found your blog through a link party and I LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me too! Thanks!

  4. Wow! this is so cute! I love the color scheme and what you did with it! great job! I found your blog through a link party and I LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me too! Thanks!

  5. Wonderful touches in this room! I love the pompoms, hoop wall art, mini lanterns, and the paint color you chose for the walls!

  6. This is such a sweet room. I love all the little details. Thanks for linking to the party.

  7. This is so sweet. I love all the details and the color scheme. Thanks for linking to the party.

  8. I love it! I am doing a Paris themed room as well, for my 13 year old. I haven't revealed it yet but a lot of the projects are from her room. I really love the lights you used.

  9. What a great looking room. My daughter also loves the paris theme and I just got her an Eiffel Tower wall decal. I found a huge one at
    It's like 6 feet tall. If anyone's interested, there is a coupon code to get 10% off: DISCOUNT10, just use it at checkout.

    I love the dress form, adds a great touch!

  10. I'm a new follower, love your blog!

    I love your daughter's room. I especially like how you use the vertical space and placed the shelf of memorabilia up high. I may need to do something like that in my daughter's room for her softball trophies and snowglobe collection. My daughter's room has a Paris theme too. I used my Silhouette machine to cut out a vinyl Eiffel Tower for her bedroom door.

  11. She has fallen in love with all things Paris and fashion so that was our ...

  12. Thats awsome!! I was wontering what size paper lanterns are those. I was looking in to amazon but all I see is 10" diameter


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