How has your week been? Mine has been nothing short of extreme. After the One Room Challenge wrapped up, we discovered a leak in the attic. We discovered this leak (late Saturday night, mind you) when the youngest cub noticed a strange bubble in the dining room ceiling. I, of course, grab a ladder, a big bowl and slowly slit the “bubble”. Water poured out! To keep this short and sweet, we had a pipe dripping and it soaked the wall upstairs, the carpet in one bedroom, the hall upstairs carpet and warped my wood floors. So, looks like quite a few unforseen projects ahead for us. We are in the “drying” stage now and I look forward to the blowers moving out.
Ok, enough with that, I am writing today because I REALLY want to share with you how to make the ceiling medallions (tiles) from our One Room Challenge! Super easy and fun project.
You can read about my love for them here in Week 4 of the challenge.
Let’s get started!
MDF board – we needed one sheet but it will depend on how big your circles are and how big your room is.
Paint – we chose two colors. Trim color for the flat surface and a dark grey for the edges
Small artist paintbrush (if you are painting edges a different color
Small Foam roller and tray
Trio circle cutter/Edge Guide
Fine grade sand paper
Once you decide what size circle to go with. Note, the engineer hubby’s way of approaching this (he used a power point slide):
And the number of circles needed for your room. You are ready to begin the fun part!
Set up your saw horses and lay out the MDF sheet. Measure in from the edge enough to be able to swing the edge guide around to make a complete round circle. I know that sounds funny but if you don’t test the area first- you may in up with a lop sided circle…. don’t ask me how I know this… I just know. 😉
** Note** The pantry turned out to not be perfectly 5×5. So, in a less noticeable area – add “flattened” circles to finish out. You can see in the picture above where we did this.
Spackle nail marks and touch up paint. That’s it friends, this project can be done in a weekend. The results are so fun and unexpected. We were able to make 25 (12inch) circles from one sheet of MDF. We used leftover paint from previous projects – it uses so little. Let me know if you try this project! I would love to see your ceiling or wall… Wait. A. Minute. OOOH A wall treatment would be awesome!