Sunday, April 5, 2009

Medallion Makeover - Met Monday

When we built our house almost eight years ago, I knew that I didn't want a plain white ceiling medallion in the two story foyer. I had seen a beautiful faux finished medallion at a decorator show house in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a few months earlier and was determined to create something similar.

I was surprised that I was actually able to find the very medallion that I had admired at Achitectural Depot. So I ordered it along with some additional molding for the tray ceiling and gave a photo of the medallion I wanted to copy to my painter.

Like magic, she turned this...

Into this...

Here's a picture that shows the over effect of the medallion, light fixture and tray ceiling. Although you can now buy medallions that are already faux finished, it's so much more fun to make you own creation to go with the rest of your decor.


For other Met Monday transformations, visit Susan, our "hostess with the mostess" on Between Naps on the Porch.

27 comments:

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

It's beautiful! How wonderful that you were able to find the one you admired.
~Michelle

Bo said...

Hi Kathy...your home is absolutely fabulous! ... right down to every detail...you must be very proud!!
Bo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Great Met Monday, redo!

Domestic Designer said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

susan said...

The medallion turned out fabulously and that chandelier is gorgeous too! Thanks for showing us!

darnold23 said...

So pretty! I posted some Fayetteville ice pictures if you want to take a look.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOWEE!~
That is so stunning!
I love it. :)

Mary from Boogieboard Cottage said...

The colors make the lamp and ceiling look so regal, looks like it's in a palace, beautiful! :O)

mishebe said...

Really pretty! mishelle

Shelia said...

Oooooo! How beautiful! You did great!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

kate said...

Kathy,
Your ceiling is beautiful , thanks
for the peak at your house. Also
thanks for following our blog
kate and gina

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! This is so beautiful and elegant. I'm sure that I would run right into some piece of furniture at you home because I would be mesmorized and "looking up" - yes, I'm just sort of talented in that particular way!

ann said...

Well if you aren't the smartest thing.I LOVE this.And when given the chnxe I will definitely copy you.haha.This is awesome.I have painted a medallion,but i NEVER thought about staining like this.It is POWERFUL.WOWOW...Ann

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am stopping by via BNOTP. Great transformation!

Lou Cinda said...

OMG!! This is stunning! I would just lay in the middle of the dining room table and look up and admire all day!

Lou Cinda :)

ann said...

hahahaha.I am trying to tell you absolutely nothing.hahaha.or maybe blue is very pretty.good try there girl...Ann

Jessica said...

WOW!!! It's the only word that comes to mind! Maybe GORGEOUS1 Yeah that,too. But you must know I'm coveting your chandelier...(a mini version ,of course)! Thanks for checking out my post.

Chari said...

Ohhhh soooo fabulous!!!

Hi Kathy...

My friend your medalion is absolutely fabulous!!! I just love the colors...the golds and reds...Ohhh my, I think I've fallen in love! I would just love to do this above my chandelier in my red dining room!!! I love your tray ceiling...your home is simply gorgeous!!! What a pleasure to see this marvelous Met Monday post!!! Thank you for sharing it and for the inspiration!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari
PS...I just love your pretty gold and aqua blog dress too!!!

DesignTies said...

Your medallion came out great. The dark trim around the tray ceiling is a nice touch -- it complements the medallion nicely :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Beautiful!

Chandy said...

Wow, that's for sure! Happy Monday!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The medallion is so elegant. Good job. Thanks for sharing.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful! I love how it turned out! :-) Susan

janet said...

wow your medalion turned out so beautiful
hugs
janet

Candy said...

I love the warm rich colors you chose for this accent. Nice finish!
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Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Wow! Girl, it is gorgeous!

texas faux beams said...

Wow that looks great! It is amazing how much a medallion/ceiling beams and other treatments can add to a room! The medallions are so easy to add too!