How to Make a Plywood Ceiling Medallions How to Make a Plywood Ceiling Medallions

What You'll Need
Primer
Plywood
Caulk
Drywall screws
Measuring tape
Saw
Drill
Epoxy
Safety goggles
Ladder
Gloves
Paint
Paint brushes
Tarp

Ceiling medallions are an amazing asset for any room. They unify the room’s decor and create a finished look. If you are planning on moving to a new home or just remodeling your own, a plywood ceiling medallion is a great addition. Here is a quick step by step guide with the tools and materials that you will need to complete this project on your own.

Step 1 - Measure

Determine what size you want to make your plywood ceiling medallion. The best way to measure is to get the dimensions of both the length and width of the ceiling. Multiply those numbers together and get the total.Take that number and divide it by 7.

This number is just a general estimate; however, it will determine the medallion size that is appropriate for the room. From there, you can eyeball it for what you like. If you have a shorter ceiling, meaning that it is lower than 9-feet, then a smaller medallion will look better. Measure around any fixtures. Use pencil and paper to mark the dimensions.

Step 2 - Cut Plywood

Wear safety goggles and gloves when you are making cuts. Use a saw to cut the plywood into a circular shape in the dimensions that planned. Cut out a center to match the light fixture that will be installed.

Step 3 - Decorate

Prime and paint the medallion to your liking. Place a tarp if you are working inside, because painting gets messy. It is best to allow the primer to set for an hour or so, then use a paint brush to add the paint color that you like. Allow it to dry completely before doing any more work.

Step 4 - Attach

When the ceiling medallion is finished, attach it. Paint its back with epoxy adhesive. Carefully apply the medallion to the ceiling in the correct spot. Hold it there for several minutes, then allow it to dry completely. Once it is dry, drill holes and insert drywall screws to hold it in place.

Now that you are finished, you can attach the light fixture and test it.

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