I think anyone who’s ever been to Paris, especially with their Sugarplum, has a soft spot for the fabulously romantic, stylish, chic city. My Mr. Sugarplum and I are no different. It’s been awhile since we’ve been, but our love and memories of Paris remain strong.
My aunt shares the same love affair for the City of Love, and gave me the most amazing Paris wall calendar for Christmas in 2008. Then she started the wheels turning when she said, “You should save the calendar at the end of the year and use it for Babygirl’s big-girl room!”
BAM! Inspiration hit, and although it would be
an inexcusable amount of time a few years before Babygirl got a new room, I knew the basic theme it would carry:
Instant, unique, personal….not to mention cheap…art!
Filling walls can be an expensive task. I like to find ways to decorate my home with images and objects that bring me great memories. So instead of tossing this beautiful calendar after its 12 months, I saved it for art. And certainly hanging all six in her room will make a larger impact than just one or two (and saves me from having to choose!)
I was dying to see how they’d look in Babygirl’s room…so I painted a single piece of wall in the chosen color:
I love the black frame against the pale aqua. And I hope the tone of the vintage images and black frames help to tame the sweetness of the room, and bring some sophistication.
I also prefer things hung in groups, so the images will be hung similar to this around the room:
You can frame almost anything you love…your grandmother’s scarf, your favorite coffee table book, images from a vacation, children’s books, notecards, etc. I’m also making a gallery wall for my girl’s room and everything will be created by us, using items, objects and images we love and are inspired by. I’ll be sharing them with you of course!
And because I’m a rockstar, I hunted down the 2011 version of my calendar.
It has some amazing images from which to choose:
You can buy it here.
I’m hoping the Parisian flair will inspire Babygirl to travel…and take me with her! What have you framed that you love?