Happy Thursday, friends! I can’t wait to share with you this quick and easy DIY painting project by my son! Come see a large painted ceiling medallion!
For the past month, my son and his beautiful wife have been busy settling into their new house. Naturally this includes lots of unpacking and decided where things go. And it also includes a few DIY projects along the way. Yesterday they scheduled our favorite electrician to come and hang some new light fixtures and chandeliers, which always includes a bit of prep work.
I knew the kids planned to hang a new chandelier in their dining room and needed a fairly large ceiling medallion. I remembered I had this one in the attic. I tried to gold leaf it a few years ago and it was one of my epic failures. Perhaps because it’s plastic, it didn’t hold the gold leaf well and flaked off easily. So, it went in my attic, until yesterday!
Still, the medallion is large and has beautiful details. So, I took it to my son yesterday and he whipped out his paint supplies. We had to aggressively brush off the crumbling gold leaf, but luckily it came off easily. Time to paint!
My son, Chase gave the medallion a few light coats of white spray paint and that did the trick. It turned out perfectly!
The paint dried just in time for the electrician to hang the gorgeous chandelier! Isn’t it stunning? This chandelier checks off all of the boxes for a beautiful fixture in my book. (i.e. lots of sparkly crystals, a pretty ceiling medallion and a dimmer switch!) Now they are ready for their first dinner party!
Here is a quick before and after. So, much prettier, right? (Especially if you could have seen my disastrous gold leaf attempt closely!) I recommend using a white spray paint in a semi-gloss finish for the most professional results.
My son and I joke about wishing we owned stock in spray paint. We would be rich by now! LOL. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day! Stay cool and safe! xoxo Dell