We really had a great Paris trip. Beatrix in particular has been enamored of all things Paris since we got back.
And, as you can see, it was really time to do something about her room.
So, yesterday Patrick and I carved out some time, channeled our best HGTV personas, and really worked on it. We knew there were some embellishments we wanted to make, and that the new furniture was not working. We knew we wanted a Paris theme; I had picked up some items off a Buy/Sell/Trade board. Then, that morning, someone posted on a board that her daughter had just dismantled her Paris-themed room and wanted to give it to another girl. So we went right to work.
We created a book nook, as a cozy place to read (Beatrix had loved a similar place at the Bastille Day celebration we went to on Sunday). We also replaced a heavy wood bookcase with a metal one that was in the basement, spray painting it for a shabby chic look and adding a globe.
She has a new Paris bulletin board, I touched up her dresser (which used to belong to a friend of my mom's) with chalk paint, and she has room there for her Bratz chairs so they are no longer in the living room.
Here's the whole thing, with the new bed linens (and a skirt accent I made with tulle), some Paris decals, and Paris photos.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out! And Beatrix loves it! (maybe this will inspire her to keep it clean).