Today I am back with my latest and greatest thrift store flip and the best part is, I’m not alone! This week I have teamed up with 18 of my favorite bloggers to bring you a Thrifted Item Makeover Hop. If these projects don’t inspire you to head to your nearest thrift store then nothing will!
Pocketful of Posies
While out shopping at my favorite thrift store a few weeks ago I ran across this little gem. Not only was it adorable but it was screaming for a makeover. Now, I would like to tell you bought it, but I didn’t. In the interest of buying less I walked away from this big cutie and headed home with my basket of other goodies. Then it happened. I couldn’t sleep, knowing that perfect medallion was sitting back at the Salvation Army was killing me! Why didn’t I buy it? What was I thinking? It would look great on my mantle. So it was settled I would go back first thing in the morning and get it. And wouldn’t you know, I was there waiting in the parking lot before they opened to collect this gem the next morning.
Now mind you, when I dragged home my latest thrifted find the color was awful. It was some sort of weird burnt copper color and to top it off who ever painted it the first time, did a down right awful job. But it was nothing a little paint couldn’t fix.
After giving my thrifted ceiling medallion a through cleaning using my favorite homemade cleaner and a lint free cloth I applied one coat of my gray Valspar Paint (Bleached Shadow 4002-1c).
Once all the gray paint was dry I applied small swipes of Petroleum Jelly over any details that I wanted the gray paint to show through. Then I applied a two quick coats of my white Valspar Paint (Lincoln White Sash 7004-14) using a light dabbing method as to not smear the jelly everywhere.
Finally before all the paint had a change to thoroughly dry I used a fine 0000 Steel wool to rub away the white paint where I applied the Petroleum Jelly exposing the gray paint underneath. For a little added texture I also used my 220 grit sandpaper to expose a very small amount of the copper color.
Once I was done distressing my medallion all that was left to do was clean up all the dust and crevasses using the brush attachment on my vacuum and to add my beautiful new medallion to my mantel.
My Thrifted Ceiling Medallion was the perfect way to add a little extra texture to my mantle and it looks amazing with my new iron candle sticks from Decor Steals (affiliate).
I hope you enjoyed my Thrifted Ceiling Medallion Makeover! Please don’t forget to stop by and check out everyone’s thrifted projects! There are several stunning projects in there that you won’t want to miss!
Can’t get enough of my Thrifted Medallion Makeover? Here are a few products with a similar look and feel as the products I have in my home!
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