Butterfly Ceiling Medallion


Before I get started on Chase’s room, I thought I‘d try out one more little project in Anna’s room.

I’ve been wanting to add a ceiling medallion to Anna’s chandelier but couldn’t find one I truly liked. Here is what her light fixture looked like before.

ceiling before 3

When Cutting Edge Stencil asked if I wanted to try out one of their awesome stencils, I knew immediately which one I wanted to try, their butterfly ceiling medallion.

cutting edge stencil1

The stencil was a lot bigger than I expected, which I was happy about. You can see it above, still in the wrap. It is as wide as Anna’s full size bed.

Martha Stewart craft paint

As for supplies, I used a foam roller, a stencil brush, painters tape, a small paint pan, and Martha Stewart acrylic craft paint in a pearl finish.

paint roller

I added the craft paint to my pan and rolled the foam brush for a nice even coat.

taped stencil 2

Using the painters tape, I taped the stencil around the chandelier base. This step requires 2 people as this is a large stencil and really hard to center and tape by yourself. Once I had the stencil secured with tape, I used the foam roller to roll over the cut outs, using my other hand to press the stencil firmly to the ceiling.

half painted stencil

The stencil creates one half of the medallion. Once you are finished with one side, remove the stencil and allow the completed half to dry. I washed my stencil at this point to make sure I didn’t accidently transfer paint to the other side when I re-taped.

Once the first side was dry, I centered the stencil, taped and began painting the other side.

butterfly ceiling medallion1

I love how the pearl paint has a nice shimmer from a distance.

butterfly ceiling medallion 2

Up close the color is a bit deeper. My next step is to use the stencil brush to dab the lighter pearl paint for a layered, shimmery effect and to even out any uneven spots. I’ll show that step in another post. I was so excited with how it looks so far, I wanted to share.


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20 Responses to Butterfly Ceiling Medallion
  1. tammy
    July 30, 2012 |

    I want some kind of geometric stencil. Haven’t decided which one yet.

  2. tammy
    July 30, 2012 |

    I liked them on fb.

  3. Sharon
    July 30, 2012 |

    Hi Crystal,
    The butterfly ceiling medallion is beautiful! I love the shimmery paint you used. I bet your little girl loves it.

  4. sunricher
    July 31, 2012 |

    wow, great design..your house looks nice,it’s wonderful

  5. I love all the geometric stencils!

  6. And I liked them on FB.

  7. Cynthia
    July 31, 2012 |

    I like the Anna Damask Stencil! Thanks!

  8. Antonella @ Love Your Home
    July 31, 2012 |

    It turned out really nice! It must have been awkward working upside down.

    I found your blog on HouseBlogging.com. Mine’s on there too.

  9. Katie M
    July 31, 2012 |

    I liked them on facebook!

  10. Katie M
    July 31, 2012 |

    I love teh “Funky Wheel” Stencils, or something geometric like that. This is perfect to freshen up our new home! Thanks for the great idea and tut!

  11. Rebecca
    August 1, 2012 |

    LOVE this idea. I would never have thought of a stencil for the ceiling. Great idea.

  12. CherylM.
    August 1, 2012 |

    I love the butterfly stencil!

  13. Sabrina
    August 1, 2012 |

    Love the Vintage Paisley stencil and the Indian Inlay Furniture Stencil kit

  14. chel
    August 1, 2012 |

    I have been coveting their Zinnia stencil for a VERY long time. Would love the chance to win it. Thank you so much for the chance1

  15. chel
    August 1, 2012 |

    And I definitely “like” them on Facebook! :)

  16. Amber
    August 2, 2012 |

    I have had my eye on the Zinnia stencil for awhile now!

  17. Sarah
    August 2, 2012 |

    I love the Zagora stencil!

  18. Sarah
    August 2, 2012 |

    I like CES on FB!

  19. Janice
    August 3, 2012 |

    I liked them in facebook! I want THAT stencil! Butterflies never go out of style. :-)

  20. jill
    August 5, 2012 |

    Love the butterfly stencil!

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