From time to time I paint store bought ceiling medallions for my clients.
They go at the base of a chandelier or fan and always look so nice and really add a lot to the decor of a room. They don't have to be painted. They still look really nice if you leave them white or paint them your ceiling color.
But, I wanted something different for my dining room.
In the decorative trim pieces at Lowe's, I found some tiny wooden applique scrollies.
I bought a lot of them because I wasn't sure what I was going to do.
I decided I wanted a sky.
I'm not finished because I'm going to paint birds in that sky, one of these days.
I taped some poster board together and started laying the pieces in the pattern that I thought would look good above my chandelier.
With a pencil I drew the outline of all of the pieces. Then, I cut out my pattern and cut it in two pieces so I could place and tape it on the ceiling on either side of the chandelier. It was a little tricky making sure it was straight (to the eye).
Then, I drew the outline of my pattern on the ceiling with a pencil.
I painted the scrollies metallic gold.
I took the pattern down and worked with one little scrollie at a time, placing it in the curves of my penciled in lines on the ceiling. I put a little bit of glue on the back of each piece and nailed a tiny finish nail to hold it securely.
I love the way it turned out!
I really am going to work on it again one of these days and make the clouds look more like clouds and add some little birds. When I finally get around to it, I'll share it with you.
This is, kind of, how it looks at night.
You could do this to your ceiling, (or wall as a bulletin board), and have your very own, unique design.
It doesn't have to be my shape.
Your's could be round, long and thin or any shape you might design.
Hope you will share your pictures.