September 27, 2009

Painted Ceiling Medallion


I loved the ceiling medallion in the dining room that came with the house. It just never really stood out against the white popcorn ceilings.

The chandelier is a bit plain for my taste too, but not the focus today.
(I am sure if I scour Craiglist ,that I could remedy that situation.)

I didn't even bother to tape the area off. I just used a good angled brush with Kilz exterior black paint. (It claims one coat coverage, however you can see that's not the case)
Good brushes make it capable to paint a straight line without having to tape first.
I applied a second coat of black and dry brushed acrylic craft paint in burnt umber, with the same angled brush.
I used a sponge brush to highlight the raised areas with gold (acrylic craft paint).

I used some scrap fabric from my bedding to make a chandelier cover. Similar to what I did here, but instead I ironed the seams before hand, and glued it together while on a ladder.

30 comments:

Tammy@InStitches said...

It looks really great. I can't believe you did all that standing on a ladder......

santamaker said...

Love the color you painted the medallion and the cord cover was perfect!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The medallion turned out great! Your arms must have been sore by the time you were done!

Room to Inspire said...

The medallion is a great color, I am sure it is a great additon to the room now. I have been wanting to add "fabric covers" on my existing chandeliers, but was worried about glueing them on the spot...I now see it is possible and it looks great. Thanks for sharing!

Chelsea

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

It looks great.....love it

Martha said...

Looks really good -- how clever!

Hope you find the chandelier of your dreams -- that medallion deserves it!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi~ ~I have got 2 of these too and have been turning it over in my mind as to what I'm going to do. Just painted the ceiling in the DR a satin finish and let the medallion the flat white. Gonna just stay with that for a while till I decide if I really want to keep it that way or not. Change is good and yours looks great.

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Just lovely & so simple to do!

Tracychele said...

Great project. I love ceiling medallions. The finished project looks great! It really stands out now. Have a great day!

Sunny said...

wow! that really made it POP! Looks good!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

It looks great and makes a big difference. You hardly noticed it before and now it really stands out!

pretty*pink*rat said...

Wonderful transformation! I love the look of the burnt umber!

PS I'm having a GIVEAWAY, stop by and enter! :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Much better painted!

Michelle said...

Love your tranformation! Love the white! Stop by for a visit sometime!
Michelle

Lisa said...

Oh wow, yes that looks way better painted. great job!!

{ L } said...

Yes, what everyone said above! lol...I would have been so shaky way up there. It turned out lovely!

Also, I'm doing my first giveaway on my blog right now if you're interested:

http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/09/pleated-poppy-giveaway.html

PamperingBeki said...

Great job! It looks so nice.

Maureen said...

That medallion sure stands out now! You must have a very steady hand.

Someone's Mom said...

I'm amazed at the difference. It looks great!

Sue

Dresser Girl said...

ADORABLE!!

Julia said...

That certainly upped the sophistication by alot. Gorgeous work. I love it.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhhh... the after is so elegant and high end looking! I adore the detail!

Donna

Symone's Mommy said...

Love that! Yes, let's thrift this week. Will call tomorrow to see what works. You know I have a chandelier you might like, right?

Sheri said...

Oh I just realized I have the perfect spot for a ceiling medallion. Hubby may ground me! LOL

I have a linky party going on come on over and link up! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

Mandy said...

Much prettier! Love the transformation!

Nancy said...

Love this too! It really pops against that ceiling! Great idea...now I need to paint mine..maybe ;) Nancy

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

very pretty

Kammy said...

So nice and rich looking - great job !
Kammy

Carrie said...

What a trasformation...it looks so elegant! I need to add a cord cover to my dining room chandilier.

Fifi Flowers said...

That medallion looks GREAT painted!!!