Thursday, September 1, 2011

DIY: Ceiling Medallion Wall Art

I pinned this lovely picture awhile ago and it's been appearing in my crafting dreams me ever since. I love calming, neutral color schemes with a nice pop of color. Yellow is happy, bright and when used correctly, doesn't overwhelm or make you feel like you are tasting the Skittles rainbow. I just adore these soft, buttery yellows.

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Remember that cute pillow I posted on Friday? It was just the beginning of the attitude adjustment our living room needed. I picked up the yellow beauty at Target and switched out all of our aqua and brown pillows for more ivory, taupes and a few sprinkles of yellow. Our couch made new friends (in the form of pillows), got a new look and a new life, all making room for the lovely medallion wall art that is now happily hung in our living room! A blank wall was completely transformed. It's amazing what a difference it makes. Mark's parents were here visiting last week and his mom was sweet enough to help me check this off of my list! I have been dying to get my little hands on this project! Each of my five medallions vary in size and are painted in different shades of yellow. The mirrors in the center of each medallion add a nice finished touch and hit the light perfectly. Plus, what's not to love about a little bling?


Supplies Needed:
Ceiling medallion
Acrylic craft paint
Small circular mirror
Hot glue gun
Wall stickies

1. Paint the medallions using acrylic paint. The lighter the color, the more coats you will need. (3 at most)


2. If desired, for added texture and depth, dry brush medallion with metallic paint.
3. Using a hot glue gun, follow the circular opening of the medallion with a line of hot glue.
4. Once your mirror is cleaned and ready, stick onto the hot glue. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
5. Make sure the glue is dry and the mirror is stuck. Prepare the back of the mirror with rubbing alcohol before applying the stickies.
6. Apply 4-6 wall stickies (I used 3M Command Strips).
7. Your art is ready for hanging!



Shopping Notes: Ceiling medallions can be found at stores such as Lowe's and Home Depot. They range in price from $30 for the larger ones, all the way down to $7 for the smaller ones. Because I wanted a variety of sizes and patterns, I ended up going to three different places for all 5 of mine. Additionally, I purchased my small mirrors at Hobby Lobby. I found them near the candles.

Ta-da! Our pretty little wall.


2 comments:

  1. Love it Nina! Pinterest is so inspiring! :)

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  2. I love love love can't wait to see it in person!!! let the count down begin!

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