I want to share with you how to make the ceiling medallions (tiles) from our Pantry makeover One Room Challenge! Super easy and fun project.
This little idea came about when I was desperate to create character in my pantry. I know, I know – the pantry needs character? Yep! It sure does!
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):
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.
Measure the center of your circle. For this example we marked the 6 inch spot (12-inch circle).
Verify that you have enough room to create a perfectly round circle
Drill a small hole- careful not to go competely through. This will give a little “grip” while you guide the circle cutter.
Cut your circle. Take your time and let the guide do the work.
Lightly sand the edges
Optional: For the pantry ceiling, I chose to paint the edges in a dark grey.
Paint! Use the small foam roller for quick work.
Apply liquid nails. Using a brad nailer to secure.
For the last circle. Use posterboard to creat a template. The posterboard temple will aid in figuring out where to cut the hole for the light fixture.
** Note** The pantry turned out to not be perfectly 55. 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!
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