How to Hang a Ceiling Medallion

Over 3 years ago we bought our cute little house and before we moved in, we worked on making several updates.  One was hanging a new light fixture in our living room, that I absolutely love.  When we had the electrician come out to do the work, we forgot to mention that we needed a medallion on our ceiling to help hide the spot where the hideous fixture had previously been.  So for over 3 years, our living room has been without one, but I finally said, “Enough is enough…we can hang the medallion ourselves!”  For some reason I had been hesitant to do this myself and it seemed like a project I wouldn’t be able to do, but I decided I wanted to give it a try.

When I was looking through the photos I took for this how to project, I started to become embarrassed.  I cannot believe we didn’t think to put a medallion up sooner because these pictures make it look a lot worse than I actually thought it looked!  Clearly we became incredibly used to the way it was and thought nothing of it.  What an eyesore!

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The first thing I did before I got started was turn the breaker off.  I was not in the mood to get to electrocuted :)  I then removed the plate from the junction box, careful to not lose the screws.  What a nightmare that would have been!  I also had to disconnect the wires, but luckily for me they were color coordinated.

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I could have used adhesive on the medallion to help secure it, but I felt like since it was so light that is wasn’t necessary.  All I did was place the medallion in between the plate and ceiling, reconnect the wires, and reattach the screws. It was honestly as simple as that, leaving me to wonder why I didn’t do this sooner?

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Although it was a simple change, it definitely makes the room feel more complete.  Now it doesn’t look like a DIY project gone bad :)

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I will say one thing, this how to project definitely taught me that I shouldn’t be so hesitant to try things myself.  Sometimes what seems like will be a bigger and more time consuming project is the exact opposite!

XO – Jenn

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    So proud of you for putting up this ceiling medallion Jenn! It looks really nice in your space and I’m sure it gave you extra confidence to take on other projects. You nailed it! Hugs, Coco

  2. charlotte stewart says

    This is something I have always wanted to do. Where did you purchase the medallion? It looks so nice, thanks for the detailed information.

  3. says

    Jen, It looks fabulous and I love that light fixture too. I have always wondered how to do it so thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day xo Lisa

  4. Darlene says

    A year later, I come across your terrific site, and Bingo! I had been lazing in bed staring at my ceiling and thinking how a nice medallion would add some pizzazz to my little chandelier. Thank you for the helpful tips. This is now on my “to do” list.