Monday, September 3, 2012

Ceiling Medallions Made from Frames

I made these ceiling medallions for a couple of chandeliers.
The oval frames were found in an antique shop for $10.
Spray paint in 'heirloom white' transformed one of the gold carved frames
and it is now attached to the ceiling in the guest room
for this 'bird and branch' chandelier I've had for a few years.
Today I re-attached the crystals that didn't make it into the photo.

Below is the one that graces the powder room ceiling.
I brushed on a less shiny gold paint onto the frame to make it look more like brass,
and after my husband attached it I painted gold onto the ceiling.
Those bulbs are quite hot ~ I discovered with my arm

Although we did this before the lights were hung,
I think this project could work with chandeliers that are already in place,
by cutting the frame in half and attaching it in two pieces.
(or maybe just one cut edge would allow it to open enough)
We bought actual medallions for the kitchen and dining room chandeliers,
and I love the way they tie in with the lights.
I've never had ceiling medallions before
and I am now quite enamored with them.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Violet, you know how this post means so much to me! Watching your progress, almost feeling as if I have been beside you is such a thrill. Your ideas are so fabulous, and what I love about you (among other things) is your willingness to think beyond. What a great idea and rather than just go and either get a less than optimum medallion or pay oodles of money for a really good one, you went BEYOND and crafted your own. This is brilliance my dear!

The days are ticking away and I am so ecstatic for YOU!!!!!!! SHINE ON MY FRIEND! Anita

Martina said...

So pretty these medaillons! I once loved in a great flat who had them on very high ceilings and miss them! Such a great project! Have a fun midweek!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Wow! such a creative idea, using a frame instead of a pre-made medallion. I love the look its so pretty and romantic. I would say you have absolutely "created Beauty"
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Kate said...

Hello Violet
So wonderful to see this project my friend. Very elegant yet simple enough for anyone to achieve.

Wishing you the most wonderful week!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AND YOU my dear sister, ARE SPARKLE!

I love to see your visit chez moi, every week. THANK YOU. You bring sparkle of joy into my life daily and I cannot wait to see more of your new home. Oh that studio of yours is going to be fascinating!!! LOVE! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning most kind and gentle friend. I just saw your comment on my blog, and I will come via email. THANK YOU and isn't sparkle just a wonderful thing????


~CC Catherine said...

Violet, I just ADORE all your chandies! I'm skipping and hopping from post to post...your home is just STUNNING...and I "LOVE" the idea of stained concrete floors! Love it!