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.
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.