My Very Own Custom Ceiling Light Medallion for less than $3


I did not like the mass produced ceiling light medallions and since I needed one to put back up my favorite 'faux' crystal chandelier (which I bought over 16 yrs ago marked down to $20 for m$179 so I had a hard time letting go 5 houses later)...anyhow, I had left over fabric and new gold frame (hoarders garage sale for $1) which I spray painted silver hammered to match the chandelier (which I had spray painted the brass a few years back. took me about an hour to make and I am so happy it hides the mismatched ceiling paint and the flaws! You could use any frame and now I am on the hunt for odd shaped frames to make another one for breakfast area light.
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I love this chandelier with its new medallion!
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
My $1 garage sale gold oval frame which I spray painted hammered chrome/silver
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I thought this looked kind of chic with my left over fabric
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
The 4" flower pot was perfect for the holes size!
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
See the slits I cut? Started from the center (make sure to measure so you get the hole centered!) and cut several slits back to the outline of your 4" circle. I outlined the flower pot with the white marking pin.
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I actually fused the extra black fabric to stiffen up just a bit and to iron down the slits I made for the hole. I cut the hole starting in the middle and made several pie cuts and opened up the slits and ironed down
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I fused fused the black and zebra together
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I cut the fabric all the way around so I could flip it over to hot glue in the groove only!
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
finish up cutting the oval and getting ready to glue
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I hot glued the fabric very carefully in the groove so that the frame sits flush with the ceiling. Lightly stretching just so the fabric is not gathered. I glued one side about 2" and moved to the opposite and did another 2" strip of glue then I just slowly glued it around trying to keep it flat.
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
My mismatched ceiling-to make a long story short, I had no more ceiling paint to cover someone else's mistakes.
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
I have a small air compressor so I used 2" brad nails to affix to the ceiling
my very own custom ceiling light medallion, diy, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling
Almost done! Need to hang the crystals.

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  • Marion Nesbitt
    on Apr 24, 2014

    Great idea - and you can change the fabric if the mood strikes. Nothing like a good bargain!

  • Melissa
    on May 15, 2014

    This gives me a great idea. I just bought a house and its an old one. The kitchen has a messed up ceiling around the light and instead of patching I may just use this idea? Thanks for sharing and giving the inspiration. Great job :)

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