I'm crazy about French décor. It's all over my house. The funniest part about that is that I've never been to France. But that's all about to change in just a few weeks. My husband & are going to Europe. Just the two of us. And Paris is the first stop. Basically, I'm ecstatic about this & I've got Paris on the brain. And that was the inspiration behind my latest project.
My youngest daughter, Lola, has a Paris bedroom. But so far, her bedding and furniture are pretty much the only things in the room. She has needed some art & accessories since we moved in, but like everything else in my house, it's one-step-at-a-time decorating. I decorate as I find the things I like for a good price. And when I found these old pictures at Goodwill, I knew they were meant for Lola's room.
The first step in the transformation was a few coats of black Krylon gloss spray paint. (I love my little spray paint gun that attaches to any can--it makes spray painting even easier than it already is.)
After the painting, I decided to try paper crafting for the art to go in the frames. One of the best paper crafters I've seen was featured on The Martha Stewart Show a few months ago. You can view her work here. I am no where near her level on this, but I wanted to try to construct a couple of scenes of Paris for these frames. Here's Lola's bedding, which I used for inspiration.
As a collector of scrapbook supplies (I don't have time to scrapbook anymore now that I have a whole house waiting to be decorated), I had everything I needed for the project including several colors of card stock, a few patterned papers, & some scissors & punches. I started with a little sketch of each scene, then just started cutting & gluing until it sort-of resembled the sketch. I had painted the original art with white craft paint to become the background. By the time it was over, my craft table was a huge pile of paper scraps, but it was fun!
In the end, here's how it turned out.
I know sometimes I sound like a broken record, but I have big plans for this room, too. One of these days. Stay tuned! Thanks so much for stopping by.
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