Where can i buy a light fixture for in my barn that has a glass cover over ?
Can you use the new energy conserving light bulbs in ceiling fixtures with plastic/glass covers over them?
Medallions Cover Holes Around A Ceiling Box by thespruce.com
Without it, the cover-plate on your ceiling fan or light fixture wouldn’t cover the hole in the ceiling.
Depending on the type you get, some can be painted to match the existing ceiling color.
In older homes where you don’t want to do major work like painting everything, just updating things like lighting, and so on, a medallion is a great choice.
You could try painting just the area that doesn’t match in color, but old paint colors can be very difficult to match.
Choose the medallion color carefully, and try to select a style that resembles the light fixture style that you are installing.
By taking these steps, you’ll have a nice looking product when finished!
Turn off the circuit breaker or fuse and check the circuit with a tester.
Next, lower the ceiling fan canopy and disconnect the wiring from the electrical ceiling box.
You’ve now installed the medallion and made the ugly hole in the ceiling disappear.
Medallions are a great way to cover an over-sized hole around a ceiling box.
Others come in brass, antique brass, and other colors that are made to match the ceiling fan or light fixture.
Sometimes when you take down an old light fixture, there is a large cover on the light or the light itself is very wide.
You could paint the ceiling, but that takes time and money, not to mention taping and covering the area.
For that reason alone, it can be easiest to choose a medallion to cover the original area the old light covered.
If needed, caulk the inner edge of the medallion to stop any air from the attic.
Take the fan down and install the medallion over the opening and center it.
Panel Molding and Panel Molding For Ceiling and Wall Panels by invitinghome.com
In these grand homes, panel moldings adorned walls, ceilings, and doors.
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Wall panels may also create more complex patterns, with the trim work enclosing a section of wall that is painted a different accent color to the main wall color.
Over the years, wainscoting has becomes one of the most popular wall treatments.
Wainscoting is a beautiful decorative treatment commonly used for the lower part of the wall.
However, there is no better place to apply panel molding than the ceiling, especially when panel molding is applied to the walls.
On the walls, the same motifs may be used to create the wall panels, but it is recommended that less ornate corner moldings are used as to avoid an overpowering look.
By incorporating the elegance of wall panels into your home, you create a warm and inviting room.
Wall moldings , decorative corners and chair-rails carry a sense of formality throughout a room.
You can select a straight panel molding for the outside layer, then inset with the same or smaller panel, use curved corners.
Alluring ceiling and wall panels created with panel molding visually enhanced the room’s sense of space adding exquisite decorative elements.
Framing molding corners are made to compliment classic panel molding as finishing details on the corners that bring elegance and ambience to overall decor.
Once mounted to a single colored wall, panel moldings create a pattern of trim work.
This creates an illusion; the wall panel seems to be carved directly from the wall.
Wainscoting is a wall treatment that incorporates chair rail moldings, panel moldings, and decorative molding corners to form frames and wall panels.
Creating wall panels with panel moldings is an easy way to transform a typically unadorned space into an example of interesting architectural detail.
These architectural details are simple on their own; yet, they bring a dramatic visual interest once they are assembled as double panels–straight corners combined with inside curved corners.
How To Make A Beautiful Lace DIY Ceiling Medallion On A Budget by fromhousetohome.com
I don’t know why they always make such small bases for chandeliers like this!
That means the medallion can’t be very thick and it needs to be wide enough that you can see it around the edges of the light fixture.
This will prevent the paper from moving while you’re cutting it.
Position the printed papers on top of the board so they line up properly.
Having the pieces separated also means you can install the medallion without taking down the light fixture.
Repeat the same cutting pattern 3 more times until you have made all 4 quarters.
If you cut the medallion manually, you’ll want to paint the side that does not have the paper stuck to it.
If you don’t want to do that, you can cut the medallion in half and install it in 2 pieces.
If the chandelier has already been installed, you will probably need to loosen the canopy so that the medallion can slide underneath.
Make sure that each quarter of the medallion has at least 2 nails (one on each side).
Add nails to any parts of the medallion that are not flush against the ceiling.
So the picture without the medallion is before the makeover started (no ceiling tiles), and the picture with the medallion is after it was completed (with the ceiling tiles).
Anyhow, the easy way to fix this problem is to install a ceiling medallion.
It just helps to make them feel like they were meant to be installed in that spot.
This chandelier is a semi-flush mount (the ceilings in this room are only 8′ high so the lighting needs to be close to the ceiling).
I love that it is a unique cricut project that will look beautiful with my chandelier.
If you want to make one of these for yourself, you can download the free pattern below.
If you find it awkward to work with such a big piece of board, you can cut it in half (or even quarters) and then put them together when you install it.
You will need to take the light fixture down, nail the ceiling medallion up and then replace the light fixture.
For the first step, lay out the medallion pieces upside down to identify the match points.
This is just temporary to make sure they stay lined up properly.
Medallions are much easier to install before the light fixture is up there!
I love that it is a unique cricut project that will look beautiful with my chandelier.
Add the 4th medallion quarter to the ceiling using the brass nails.
It was just the finishing touch that my den ceiling needed!
20 Breathtakingly Gorgeous Ceiling Paint Colors and One That Isn’t by laurelberninteriors.com
I am going to tell you something and anyone else who’d like to listen.
The painter only knows what he knows and in most cases, it’s extremely limited when it comes to selecting colors.
You must never paint it in a low-light north facing room.
Otherwise, these whites are all excellent choices for a white or off-white ceiling.
In addition, there are 100s of rooms all over this blog that have ceilings that aren’t painted white.
It is a little pearly-metallic and little bit of a slightly rustic lacquer look.
The old lacquer was a noxious substance thinned with alcohol.
Yes, there’s a more rustic version of lacquer, but this is for the glass-like finish.
This was for a show house, so of course, he pulled out all the stops!
It helps to reflect and hold natural light, preserving the wall color without distortion.
Very large, tall windows on long western wall with a great view, plus standard large windows on north & south; the ceiling had track lighting alongside the center ridge beam.
When a large enough section went dark the most amazing thing happened and we, literally, gasped in shock.
This was always a restful and very appealing room at any time of day for us and all visitors.
At the north end was a breakfast & den area of mostly curtain-less windows which could have seemed very cold in winter, so we painted the wall only seen from inside the room a dark aubergine and used a playful fabric there on furniture.
Since the traffic pattern was a figure-8 through the public rooms, no guests were ever trapped in a corner during a party.
The lacquered ceilings make me want to wet my pants they are so beautiful.
I bought one of those wonderful rubber replacement lids with the spout for pouring.
We picked out all of the colors, fabrics, furnishings.
Thanks for listening even if you don’t have time to respond.
With the exception of maybe one in a hundred, do not listen to a word your painter is saying about the colors.
I can relate; it’s happened to me a few times and yes, it’s infuriating because it instills fear and doubt in our mutual client.
If you want a purple ceiling, then it will be fine, if not, then stay away.
My best advice to you in the meantime is to ignore the painter and your husband.
Your note has inspired me to share some gorgeous painted ceilings.
However, there is another post devoted to beautiful ceilings.
Notice how even though the trim and walls are the same color, the different finish and the way the light hits each one renders the color a little differently.
Today’s lacquers are actually a varnish that goes over the glossy paint.
Whenever you have lots of angles, it’s always better to paint them all one color.
The existing broadloom carpet & tile flooring were a very pale taupe and needed to remain.
The ceiling appeared to reach down, grab the walls, and then shoot up higher than ever!
A sophisticated but comfortable environment, especially after a hard day at work.
Also that a high contrast between walls & ceiling can make a room feel awkwardly boxey, especially if the floor & ceiling colors are similarly strong or pale but all the walls are the opposite.
I painted a ceiling with a south facing low exposure and it looks absolutely purple.
It does have it’s place, but usually not on the ceiling unless it’s a bright room.
It’s a photo of a room with who knows what lighting/filter/editing and then on top of that filtered through my editor and then your computer.
Your comment about decorator’s white on the ceiling has me feeling like her simple request is now a daunting affair.
There are lots of posts here about paint colors and there’s my paint guide for sale.
Or, you might consider purchasing my paint collection/palettes.
Live in a very small boring town, and you give me a connection to the real world!
I don’t know, buy my entire first floor is painted that color.
But, along with the old lid, my paint sticker with the color code was also thrown away!
It looks a lot like it but it also could be about 100 other colors!
How To Choose The Right Ceiling Medallion by thespruce.com
Today, ceiling medallions are still popular for large rooms in more stately homes and are especially useful as a transition between a hanging ceiling fixture and a plain ceiling surface.
Choosing the right ceiling medallion for your room involves considering both the size proportions and the decorating style of your room.
This is not a hard and fast rule since the size of the light fixture also plays a role.
But in very ornate rooms with lots of trim moldings, the medallion can be larger in diameter than the chandelier.
Ceiling medallions are sold in sizes that vary from 4 inches in diameters for a closet or dressing room to over 60 inches for a large room.
Crown moldings and chair rail moldings, in particular, may give you clues as to the best patterns for a ceiling medallion.
If the other moldings or trim work in the room have identifiable motifs, try to match these in your ceiling medallion.
They are also useful for purely practical reasons—to cover the light fixture’s ceiling box.
This number is the proper diameter in inches of your ceiling medallion.
Generally speaking, aim at sizing the medallion so it is roughly the same diameter as the chandelier.
In smaller, plainer rooms, it’s appropriate to size the medallion so its diameter is less than that of the light fixture.
For a large hall or ballroom with several light fixtures, it’s not uncommon to install several medallions, one above each fixture.
Remember that the medallion is an architectural feature and should be matched to the style of the room.
I would have used my router around the circle to give it a more decorative edge.
Would you consider painting/staining wood at any point?
There are so many ways that this could be decorated to match the light or to bring out a color that you would like to highlight.
We recommend doing the decorations first before doing any electrical work.
And she said she left it that way to fit with the rest of the room.
If you decided to paint or stain, we recommend doing any painting or staining first before doing any electrical work.
Possini Euro Double Drum 18″ Wide White Ceiling Light by lampsplus.com
A sheer silver organza outer shade encloses a white hardback inner shade for a captivating effect.
I need to replace the round plastic piece of the euro drum fixture that hides the bulbs and diffuses the light.
An acrylic diffuser at the bottom softens the light to a gentle glow, and polished nickel accents add a hint of gleam.
Uses three maximum 60 watt standard-medium base bulbs (not included).
I can’t wait to place it in my foyer to greet visitors that is sure to set a calm and elegant feel to our home.
Close match to the dining room light and is a close mount to the ceiling.
Simply unscrew the silver bottom cap and the bottom part of the light fixture releases.
20 Rule Of Thumb Measurements For Decorating Your Home! by drivenbydecor.com
When hanging two pieces of artwork, one above another, treat them as one large picture – find the center point between them and use the 56″ – 60″ rule.
The height of your fixture should be, in inches, somewhere in this range.
Area rugs under a bed should extend at least 18-24″ beyond each side of the bed.
For small rooms, approximately 8″ of exposed floor is a good rule of thumb.
The first two points for chandeliers over a dining table both talk about the width of the chandelier.
We’ve had to fix holes in the walls twice where the part holding the rod was pulled from the wall (anchor and all) by a child.
I see you didn’t mention how how over a bed a light should hang.
The best look ever—-full, full, full, draperies on traverse rods that hang just to the edge of the bottom window molding.
I see many pictures hung way too high….or way too small pictures hung on a huge wall…..hopefully…..this will help!
A lot of it depends upon the size of the buffet, the size of the room, and what else you have on and over the buffet.
When buying an area rug with a wide boarder should the whole rug be seen or would it still be correct to place it under the furniture?
I repositioned it according to your ideas, and it is just perfect.
Not only will these 6″ protect your walls but the fabric on chairs from rubbing against each other.
Rooms where the furniture is all lined up touching the walls are a pet peeve of mine!
I should be looking for a light fixture in the 24-27″ range, however a square lantern of that size would be way too big.
Using the other rule of subtracting one foot, you arrive at an 24″ fixture so the two rules are pretty consistent in this case.
That is only one of dozens of mistakes that can happen when you use rules l ike inches and eye-height.
Don’t put delicate pictures in tiny frames in a room with leather recliners and mahogany bookshelves.
The larger the piece of art, the closer to 56″ it should be.
For larger pieces of art hung on the same wall, use a spacing of about 2-3″ between them.
To create the illusion of a taller window, mount drapery rods at least 4″ – 8″ above the window casing if space allows.
For most typically sized rooms, there should be approximately 12″ – 18″ of bare floor between the edges of the area rug and the walls of the room.
If you’ve tried something with a room that doesn’t fit with these measurement “rules” but looks and feels right to you, go for it!
You’d want an absolute minimum of 4″ between the top of the sofa back and the bottom of your mirror and also at least that much from the top of your mirror to the bottom of your crown.
This answers a number of questions my clients ask all the time and it’s nice to have the answers all in one place.
We live in an older home and have radiators under nearly every window.
You might consider raising them off the floor 1/4 to 1/2 an inch if you have young children, especially if it’s a doorway.
Since it isn’t really being walked under but still “lived under”, is there an alternate rule for its placement?
I walked her thru it but forwarded her this post for other great pointers for her new house.
Long to the floor would look so formal and just not “cottagey”.
Having a small rug that ends in front of your sectional won’t look right.
I have a dining room and a study that are separated by a small entry way and you can see both room from the entry way.
I have handscraped hickory wood floors that are a medium to darker color.
Instead of pushing furniture right up again the wall, pull it about 6″ out from the wall, as well as furniture being at least 6″ from another piece.
Is there a rule of thumb for the distance between curtain rings?
Using the 1/2 – 2/3 rule, that would translate to an 18″-24″ light fixture.
The picture is too high for a low case piece, the case piece is too large for the small picture.
I don’t care whether the pictures are at 34 inches or 93 inches from the floor (or anywhere in between): the results will be wrong.
Split Ceiling Medallions Easier Than Ever To Install! by mydesign42.com
Loosen the retaining collar or the screw holding the canopy in place and slide it out of your way.
Use a tape measure or yard stick to measure from the electrical box to make sure you are centered.
Make sure the threaded rod is going to be long enough to put the canopy back up.
Some instructions recommend a stud detector to locate ceiling joists.
If the box pushes against the medallion, you will need to trim the medallion.
Most medallions are soft enough that you don’t have to drill a pilot hole, just push them in.
For a most medallions you probably will only need three screws per side.
It will only stick if your ceiling is very smooth and clean.
Apply adhesive to the other side of the medallion (you should have already started three screws) and carefully slide it into place until it matches the piece already installed.
It is not easy to hammer over your head and it is very easy to damage the medallion.
If you’ve ever wanted a ceiling medallion, now it is easier than ever to install one!
Even if you are not removing the fixture, you can still get bit.
Most medallions are already pre-finished in white, but if you decide to paint, stain or faux finish your medallion, do it before installation.
If you use chalk to mark, you can just brush it off when you are done.
Center the medallion on the ceiling against the electrical box to make sure it is flush.
You can mark where you need to trim by putting some lipstick on the edges of the electrical box so that it will mark the medallion where you need to trim it.
Start the screws on the front of both sides of the medallion, so that when it is over your head, the screws are ready to go.
If you put the screws in an area of the medallion that is not smooth, they won’t be obvious.
They are really just to hold the medallion up until the adhesive dries.
Easily fit the two pieces of the split ceiling medallion together.
The finish nail has no real head to keep the medallion secured to the ceiling.
Put a little latex spackle, calk or wood filler over the screws and where the two pieces fit together.
You will likely need to replace the threaded tube you have with a longer one.
- Source – thespruce.com
- Source – invitinghome.com
- The Chandelier and Ceiling Without A Ceiling Medallion – fromhousetohome.com
- Source – laurelberninteriors.com
- Source – thespruce.com
- How To Install A Pendant Light With A Plywood Medallion – hometalk.com
- Possini Euro Double Drum Wide White Ceiling Light – lampsplus.com
- Source – drivenbydecor.com
- Easily Fit The Two Pieces Of The Split Ceiling Medallion Together – mydesign42.com