Unique ceiling medallions can be very expensive. Let me show you how to get the look without breaking the bank!
I am a detail gal. I’m that friend who will let you know (discreetly) that you have spinach in your teeth or makeup lines. When it comes to beautiful homes- the attention to detail is not lost on me. My eye goes directly to all the intricate fine points that make the abode beautiful. Ceiling Medallions do for a home like a fabulous pair of shoes do for an outfit – doesn’t just complete but, makes a statement.
Gone are the days of well crafted appointed homes being the norm. Today, we have cookie cutter, semi cookie cutter, “I want you to think I’m a custom home because of my price tag but in reality I am being built on the other side of town” home, and the “Once in a blue moon I gathered craftsman and artisans to build my dream house” home.
I live in a semi cookie cutter home. I used to live in homes from the 20’s, 50’s and 60’s ( lot of fun!) but when we moved to our current community (which I love by the way) we were a little burnt out on renovating. Plus, the idea of being the first homeowner of a property was intriguing. The home is lovely but I have spent the last 10 years slowly (well kinda slowly) transforming each room into a little more than its semi cookie cutter label.
Ok, now that you have a little back story – whether you wanted it or not (ha! I tend to do that from time to time.) Let’s talk about the project that created a bit of pizazz. The idea came to me when we were knee deep in a One Room Challenge.
I,mean We were busy with the transformation when I realized that my little $5 brass chandelier needed a little more oomph. Oomph like a ceiling medallion- yep my chandy needed a killer pair of heels to make her look complete (yes cheesy analogy, but I’m trying).
Three problems arose from my spectacular idea –
- The vents in the ceiling were awful close and we were not moving them.
- I was having a hard time finding a small ceiling medallion with character.
- Did I mention I was on a budget?
As I ran into Hobby Lobby for… who knows what, I saw these.