Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Little Ceiling Medallion Info

For what seems like ever I was obsessed with this image.

I could not get this out of my head. I went to the site the article suggested to get the medallions and just couldn't bring myself to bite the bullet and order them. The total price wasn't outlandish, but it wasn't a bargain either.

Well, summer strolled on and like I said, that image just kept haunting me. I finally gave in since the rest of the living room was shaping up quite nicely and I am happy as a clam that I did.

Using the inspiration image as a guide, I found some medallions at differing diameters and designs that suited me. I took note of the sizes and traced them out on wrapping paper and positioned them on the wall with painters tape before I committed to clicking the "purchase" button.

I highly recommend this step because you can get a feel for how they will look in your space and if the sizes you thought you needed were either too big or too small.

Once they arrived at home I had to figure out how to hang them. I contemplated drilling a hole
into the backs but I was afraid of cracking them. They're not ceramic, nor plastic, but more like a resin material.

Then my father-in-law suggested using gorilla glue {or any type of heavy duty adhesive} and d-rings and it was the perfect solution! I put two on each medallion and they are hanging just fine in our living room. I know they look kind of piddly but one d-ring can hold up to 30 pounds so we should be good to go. {EDIT: We have since replaced the d rings with 3M velcro strips since one medallion fell off the wall--oops!}

Since I'm a fan of all things white, I kept them as they were when they arrived.

Of course you could always spray paint them virtually any color of your heart's desire! Since we had the templates up it was a cinch hanging them right on top. The only one I want to move is the one on the far right that I think could stand to come down a couple of inches.

I am very pleased with them and encourage anyone who wants a big statement art piece{s} to give this little project a try. You will love it!

xoxo

28 comments:

Anna said...

I need you to start buying things for my house next!

The DIY Show Off said...

That looks amazing! It's gorgeous! Great job! I'd love to feature your project on The DIY Show Off! Let me know. :)

Roeshel

Freckles Chick said...

Heh, David makes a fantastic Vanna a la Wheel of Fortune. Just look at that pointing and those hands. =]

I never would have thought of this. So unique and perfect for this space!

Cori said...

this is why we're friends! you're amazing at this! i wish i had time to scope out deals on craigslist! i'm definitely stealing your butterfly idea :) too adorable!!!

Lynett said...

Amazing! I'm totally copying this :)

Tamstyles said...

I love it..i might have to try this.

Suzie said...

LOL! He does make a great Vanna, you guys are so freaking cute! :)

Gorgeous medallions! I covet your sofa so much! Gorgeous!

SweDaisy said...

We really do share similar taste. I have been loving this image too for a while. I was even thinking of using them in the nursery or maybe a little girls room. I do like them painted, but I also like the white on taupe contrast. Good work.

Take care,
Lisa

layersofmeaning said...

AMAZING! I love it Joi!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love this idea. Your room whole room is gorgeous. I'm so glad I discovered your blog.

pk said...

Excellent! I've been looking through your blog and love the projects you've done. Have a good day...
pk @ room remix

Casey said...

This idea has been haunting me as well! Yours look fabulous on the wall! I don't think I'll ever commit to doing this until I own a house though.

hopeful #1 said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love how it turned out and it's so cool! Very well done!!!

Yansy said...

I just found your blog and I'm really enjoying it. You've done an amazing job with your living room.

Mrs. Limestone said...

Absolutely love this. Ive been saving that image for a while and plan to use it. Just not sure for what :)

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

What a great idea! They look fantastic!

Jennifer Ramos said...

GORGEOUS!
Jen Ramos

www.madebygirl.com
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Liz said...

Just stumbled onto your blog, this project is fabulous!

Megan said...

Love your space!!!! Fabulous!

L i z a said...

i just found your blog.
your living room is amazing!!
love your style.

Montanna said...

LOVE! Such a wonderful idea! Now I need to find me some!

kelly said...

love this! I've had that same inspiration picture printed out in a basket in my kitchen for over 8 months! I went to home depot and lowes months ago and never found any interesting medallions... mind sharing where you found yours? Thanks!!

Leslie said...

I have been obsessing over this picture too for awhile now! I actually found your blog (which I love!) while searching for some more ceiling medallion wall art!
Do you have a rough total project cost estimate and some sizes on the ones that you used?
I keep looking at the sites, and it seems that the larger ones are 100+!
Thanks for being an inspiration!
-Leslie

Miss Chelsea said...

I love this! I was (like some people above said) also Googling for ceiling medallion art and came across your blog! Thanks for telling how you hung them... I was curious about that!

Kate said...

Hi, I just came across your website and want to do something similar in our living room. Do you have the sizes and type of medallion you ordered for reference? I need a starting point :)

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

I've admired your medallions for a long while, but just stumbled on this post about them. I remember your inspiration pic from BHG a long time ago. I swear it's been several years since I first saw it and cut it out for my decorating binder, before the days of Pinterest!

I have a really blank wall opposite my bed. Right now there's just a dresser with TV on top, and a chair. The wall is a dark chocolate color. I was thinking of doing a gallery wall installation using various framed photos and art, to camouflage the TV, but I just got inspired to possibly do ceiling medallions instead. Hmmmm.

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Do you mind sharing what sizes yours are? Just trying to get an idea of the ranges.

Katie said...

Love! It came out beautifully. I love your couch and coffee table too!

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