Tuesday, May 24, 2011

awesome awesomeness o' the day...

Also known as part of our Crafty McCrafterson Series.

Ceiling medallions used to be made of plaster, hand carved and quite fancy. I love them. They are one of the simplest ways to add character to a boxy room. Plus, once you're done with this project it will look like you spent more time and money that you actually did. Who doesn't love that?!

Now, they are inexpensive and available at most hardware stores. They are light weight, easy to paint, and can make a ginormous impact in a room. Also, if you're looking to add color and texture without having to paint a wall, ta-dah, (the ta-dah helps when you're doing any project), this is a great way to achieve that.

This easy craft can cost you under $100. You can use those left over paints that you have in your garage. Even if you only have one color/hue to work with, you can paint one medallion with the full color strength--another in a watered down version. Mix equal parts paint with water and paint medallion. This will help create a simple palette and a great subtle play of color.

Look for vintage and weathered medallions in flea markets and salvage yards for added interested. Most of those are pretty much ready to use in your decor. Their flaws and age are what makes them beautiful and help to add a layer of character to your room.

Go Forth and Medallion!


Anonymous said...

What a fun and unique idea!

mrsben said...

Super idea! They certainly add texture and interest to a wall. Like the idea also because they are lightweight.

For my dtr.'s 1st home (who was single at the time and on a fixed budget), we used antique heating register grates/covers to create a wall display. Besides tromping thru salvage yards the biggest obstacle was hanging them due to their weight. -Brenda-

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