Elizabeth’s House ~ Part 3

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Hello…last summer my darling daughter, Elizabeth,
bought her first house.
On her own and with her own money.
If you missed it, here is
We finally got around to finishing her bedroom.
She’s in love with gray right now so the whole room is gray
with pops of yellow.
Her paint color is City Storm by Valspar.
We bought inexpensive canvases at JoAnn and covered them with fabric.
They add a pop of color over the bedside tables.
I made the pillows from Premier Prints fabric.
The duvet and shams are DwellStudio for Target.com.
(Some of the duvet sets are on sale right now and are insanely inexpensive.)
Her furniture is IKEA Aspelund.
Lamps are from IKEA too.
The medallions were fun and super easy.
She had seen them on Pinterest and thought
it would be a great solution for such a big section of wall.
We still want to accessorize her dressers
but need to find some bargains.
She wants baskets for the top of her armoire too.
The medallions took a little time but it was
a project anyone can do.
No special know-how or equipment.
We started with ceiling medallions we found at Lowes and Menards.
After re-checking our Pinterest inspiration pic,
we decided we wanted something to fill in the center holes.
We went to Hobby Lobby and looked for any sort
of round, flat disc that would fit the open circles.
We ended up with 2 carved circles
and 3 flat circles that were actually painted like baseballs on the other side.
We added little embellishments to the flat discs.
Hot glue worked great to stick them to the medallions.
We propped them on paint cans, spray primed them and then
sprayed 2 coats of paint.
We used Command strips to hang them
and let me tell you they worked like a charm.
We didn’t measure anything…
Elizabeth eye-balled it and I stuck them to the walls.
Easy peasy.
We had a little helper for this project.
We couldn’t have done it without her.
When I was settling into my first house (a million years ago)
with my husband, my dad would come and help me with projects.
If he didn’t know how to do something, he would “read up on it”
and figure it out somehow.
He was so willing to help and we made a great team.
I’m now able to pay it forward and help Elizabeth with her house.
We make a pretty good team too.
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  1. Joy Page Manuel says:

    I love her color scheme. It's very contemporary and yet still warmed up by the splashes of yellow! We have those same Ikea lamps in our master bedroom and we love them too! Thanks for sharing, Ann!

  2. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    I love that yellow and grey combination in your daughter's bedroom. It looks so fresh and up-to-date. I have been painting things yellow for a party, and I combined grey with it on a few things. The party turned out great and I should be working on a post about it instead of visiting!

  3. What a FUN room, full of style and personality! I love the colors Elizabeth chose … and, clearly, I can see where she gets her eye for decorating!

  4. thistlewoodfarm says:


    What a beautiful, beautiful room! I love grey and yellow as a color combination!


  5. Jenn Gray says:

    Love lOve loVe lovE! Creative and well exectuted. Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

  6. Hi Ann,
    I just dropped by to follow you back, then I had to visit all your posts about Elizabeth's house. :) I love her charming, fresh home! I have a daughter who'll be a senior in college next year, and I've enjoyed helping her decorate her dorm, first apartment, first rental house, and now a high-rise studio as she goes for an internship this summer! It's fun, and a nice way to be "MOM" to an adult child.
    I'm coming back to read all the good advice for bloggers later!

  7. I love this room Ann, you and your daughter did a wonderful job! So fresh and cheerful. I am in love with the long lumbar pillow on the bed. Great job and congratulations to her for buying her first home! xo Kathysue

  8. Stuff and Nonsense says:

    i love the grey and yellow

    and your daughter's room
    looks so pretty and chic

    we have
    the very same armoire
    in our bedroom
    only not white

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!


  9. Tammy@Beatrice Banks says:

    I really love Elizabeth's room! The colors are some of my favorites. Perfect for a young woman out on her own. Pretty and adventurous at the same time! You two did a great job on all the details!

  10. Dixie Delights says:

    I love her house! And I know where she gets her great sense of style :-)

  11. Debbiedoo's says:

    Hi Ann! How pretty! I love the medallions and was wondering at first how you filled the empty hole. Very clever there my friend. What a fabulous room and great color scheme. I am starting to get used to my move over to word press. Some days I still have kinks, but overall not bad. I did however, lose some readers which makes me sad, but tis is life nothing I can do about it:) Have a great weekend!

  12. Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers says:

    Your daughters room look so fresh and lovely! How fun that the two of you get to work together.

    Thanks for popping in for a visit!

  13. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    Congrats to your daughter, her own house, wow! I'm loving the gray bedroom with yellow and white accents, along with the medallion she used.. it looks right out of a magazine! Enjoy your weekend.

  14. Oooh, what a wonderful room! I am loving the gray!

  15. Sweet Posy Dreams says:

    Love the linens!

  16. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says:

    BEAUTIFUL room Ann!! Love the grey walls and the white furniture and LOVE how she used medallions!! You guy's definitely make a great team!

  17. Sharing Shadymont says:


    It's so beautiful! Love her sense of style!

  18. Shari @ turnstylevogue.com says:

    Gorgeous room Ann. I'm sure you are very proud of your daughter. Such an accomplishment.

    I am now following you through Linky. :)

  19. Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow says:

    As I said last year, I know you are soooo very proud of Elizabeth!! Her bedroom is very stylish and sophisticated! Love the work you do as a team… and the passing it forward. ;) blessings ~ tanna

  20. Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) says:

    I love what you all did together. This looks fantastic. I swear..that is the cutest dog.

  21. Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest says:

    Her home is lovely – and it is wonderful that you keep with the family tradition and "making a team" with her.

    Your father would be so proud.

    Love her yellow and grey bedroom.

    Good for her – grats on her first home, and on her own, that's awesome!

  22. Katie @ Wildwood Creek says:

    Love the gray and white with yellow accents! Even your helper is color coordinated!

  23. beautiful room, I love the grey with the yellow, its so sheek, and fresh, beautiful room, she's her mama's girl for sure,

  24. NanaDiana says:

    I can see that she has her Mom's great taste. I love those medallions. What a neat way to use them! Her home is just gorgeous! xo Diana

  25. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says:

    Her room is gorgeous. Love the gray and yellow and white. I love the ceiling medallions and almost bought one a couple of days ago to paint and replace my starburst mirror with. Still may try it. I know you enjoy helping your daughter with this. Always fun to have mother daughter time.

  26. Your daughter's bedroom looks really pretty and it must have been a lot of fun to work on it with her. She has the same great style that you do.


  27. I, too, am loving gray and yellow right now. I love gray with just about any color though :)

    Your daughter's room is very chic and modern. Love it!

  28. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Very pretty bedroom your daughter has, Ann! I love the grey with touches of yellow and white. Great idea to use the medallions.

  29. How beautiful Elizabeth's bedroom looks! It has such a chic vibe to it. She's lucky to have such a creative Mom to help her out.