Hi. My name is Courtney and I’m addicted to Pinterest.
It’s been 12 hours since I last pinned a recipe, funny cat photo or tutorial about making a mosaic with broken pottery. I have at least 762 of making doily curtains, 32 about reupholstering your furniture the lazy way, and how to cheaply decorate every room of your house.
My latest obsession, though, is Paris. Well….the idea of Paris.
My girls love, love, LOVE things Paris related. After we spent a day in “Paris” at home, they have had a wanderlust to visit Paris in their imaginations any time of day or night. They might take after their mom a bit.
This fall they turn nine (boo-hoo!!) and for their birthdays I wanted to try to redecorate their room to be a Paris theme. Something girlie, fun, romantic and a bit more sophisticated for preteen girls (sniffle*).
I plan to put flower boxes on their windows, turn their closet into a boutique, making a light up Eiffel Tower behind an old window, paint a rug to look like cobble stones, making a biSTRO IN THEIR ROOM, PUT AWNINGS OVER THEIR WINDOWS!! Can you tell I’m excited?!! I plan to make myself a little sitting corner in the “Café” part of the room so I can take a little trip to Paris myself sometimes!
It’s safe to say I’ve had Paris room on the brain. So naturally when I was at the Dollar Tree this past week I was inspired. This whole project cost me three dollars. Yeperooski. Just three measly dollars.
I will admit, though, that I already had the glass paint from another project, but that is still just a couple of dollars. So, without further ado….
-Dollar store mirror
-Dollar store scrapbook flowers (6 for one stinkin’ dollar! Holla!!)
-Scrapbook Letter Stickers (I also had but they have these at the Dollar Tree as well)
So, if you’ve followed this blog at all you know I like to do easy projects. This is one of those, people! So super easy!
I started by sticking the letters to the mirror. Rocket science, right?
Then, take the mirror out of the frame and paint over the whole thing, letters and all, with the glass paint. Leave it sit for an hour to dry.
In the meantime you can decorate your frame. Can you pause a moment, though, and just admire these paper beauties? These delicate flowers are even paler in person. They are small and adorable.
They have a sticker on the back, but I hot glued them around the frame for durability. After the mirror has dried take stickers off (you may have to do some touch up because mine peeled off a little of the paint). Then put it in a cool oven to bake(don’t preheat). Then turn oven to 350 degrees and bake it for a half hour. Check on it periodically, though, because mine turned a little yellowish. Poo.
Turn oven off and let cool off before removing it. Once it’s cooled, pop it back into the frame and voila! A masterpiece.
Here is some other loot I’ve collected already (mostly from Goodwill). That Paris flea market sign is from the Dollar Tree!
I’ve also started painting some of my own watercolors to add to the ambiance. Oui, oui.
I’d love to hear more ideas if you’ve got ’em!