Make Your Own MCM-Inspired Ceiling Medallion!

created at: 04/06/2011

I'm sure many a home renovation has consisted of ripping down ceiling medallions (or glittery popcorn ceilings), but if you're game for adding a bit of architectural flair with a Mid-Century Modern twist to your home, you MUST check out this DIY project!  

created at: 04/06/2011

My blogger buddy (and all-around awesome person) Adrienne Breaux posted about this project yesterday, but it was too good not to share on Curbly.  Plus, it's modernism month, right?  Sharing this was kind of a no-brainer!

created at: 04/06/2011

Moving right along, this starburst ceiling medallion was created by Becke and Lee of The Vintage Cabin, a blog that chronicles their adventures in thrifting and home renovation (they also run an Etsy shop of the same name).  While the project is definitely DIYable, it has quite a few steps which they've written out in detail here.  Before that, let's see what kind of materials we'll need to recreate a similar look:

  • 1-2 Pieces of Mat Board
  • Tape
  • Polyfilla
  • Paint
  • Hockey Tape and Painter's Tape
  • Wallpaper Paste
  • Construction Adhesive
  • Fine Sandpaper

Once you've decided on which room deserves the special Starburst Medallion treatment, head on over to 2Modern for the full-length tutorial and additional photos!

Meanwhile, what do you think of this little architectural addition?  Yay or nay?  Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below!

[via 2Modern]

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june on May 24, 2014:

Thanks for posting this! I fell in love with it straight away, but unfortunately I couldnt get your link to the vintage cabin to work, so I decided to have a go myself ....and have put up a tutorial on my blog: http://nostalgiecat.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/starburst-ceiling-rose.html thatpeople might find useful!!

Catalina on Apr 06, 2013:

I'm considering this if I can't find something I like to cover up the hole where a previous ceiling fan was ripped out (always use a fan box! The previous owners sure didn't here!) in my kids' room. We got a fan and light whose globe is Earth's southern hemisphere, and the blades have rockets in orbit around it, and stars for pull chains, plus a compass rose finial! I was thinking a North Star medallion would be perfect to avoid trying to recreate the texture on the ceiling where it was damaged!

DesigningMom on Apr 08, 2011:

I still don't get it, could be the pain meds I don't know, but I sure enjoyed looking at the rest of their home. But like I said if they love it then it's all good.

CapreeK on Apr 08, 2011:

DM - I agree on all accounts!  I personally would have chosen a much different light fixture, but when you look at photos from the rest of Becke and Lee's house this one really is perfect (and shows off their style to a T).

DesigningMom on Apr 08, 2011:

I love this medalion, but the light fixture leaves a lot to be desired, though in a different room/setting, it could be pretty awesome too. But then if the home owner likes it, that's all that matters. After all individuality is what makes each our homes unique to us.

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