Ceiling Medallion Makeover








 Today I want to share with you a fun and quick update that I worked on for the library.



A few week's ago while at a garage sale I spotted this huge ceiling medallion right away. It was absolutely beautiful.


My heart started pounding as I quickly ran up to it to see the price. I snatched it up so quick when I saw the $5 price tag!


The details were amazing!! At first I was just going to give it a fresh coat of white paint, but after searching Pinterest and seeing my dear friend's painted ceiling medallion...I knew that I must try to paint mine!


Supplies Needed:

- your choice of acrylic paints
I chose the Apple Barrel Brand from Wal-Mart

-cameo pink
-blue bonnet
-marsh green
-antique parchment
-white
(These are very inexpensive under a dollar for a 2 fl oz bottle)

-assorted package of acrylic paint brushes
(I purchased mine from Wal-Mart for around $7)

-Gold Paint of choice
I use the Ace Hardware brand Metallic Finish in Gold Plate 8 Fl oz



I decided to paint my background blue first, and added a lot of white to my colors to soften them.  I also did two coats of everything.


I love pink so I knew the roses and and the small flower would need to be pink. The daisy I painted with the antique parchment color.  I decided to add gold to the vines and flowers to add dimension. With every new color that I added, the medallion began to come alive.


I am so happy with how it looks in the library.


The colors are beautiful and I'm actually really happy with choosing blue for the background.



This project took just a morning to complete! It was very relaxing to sit down and paint and listen to some music.


And can we talk about how budget friendly this was??!! I love thrifting and going to garage sales because you never know what you will find!


Pretty pink roses from my Husband and son for Mother's Day.



The French style chaise lounge is the perfect spot to lay in the library to gaze up at the ceiling medallion.


It reminds me of a beautiful painted ceiling that one might find in a Victorian Mansion.


I've always been enchanted by old Victorian mansions that have the painted ceilings with the cherubs playing in the clouds. I think that's why I used the blue for the background color.  One day I hope to have a cherub ceiling in the library, whether it be painted or a ceiling mural of sorts. I've always dreamed of  a room like that and I do not care if cherubs on a ceiling is in style or not. lol its definitely gong to happen.



I hope you like the new budget friendly addition to the library!!



Thank you for visiting and keep your eyes open for treasures at garage sales this summer!

-Larissa

6 comments

  1. Larissa,
    Another beautiful romantic addition to your house!

    Judith

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    1. Thank you so very much Judith!! I’m so happy with it!! The medallion definitely adds some character to the library!❤️

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    1. Thank you so so much Amber!! I’m so happy with the results and the price was awesome!!😊😊😊😊

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  3. I love how you painted it Larissa! You have a defined style and it is so wonderful! I laughed when you said the ceiling will have cherubs wether it is in style or not...that is the essence of personal style, and you've got it in spades! Now tell me about that purple floral duvet!! I am dying to know where you found that!

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    1. Oh my goodness Amy thank you so much for visiting and your kind words!πŸ’•πŸ’• I’m loving the ceiling medallion! My duvet I found a couple of years ago on Wayfair. It is one of my favorite prints and it is also linen!😊😊. I need to pull it out and use it more often!

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