Today I’m sharing all the details for painting your own curtain medallions like the ones used for Lily Grace’s Princess Curtains shared in my last post.
One of the first elements we talked about when designing Lily’s window treatments was the idea of using medallions for the hardware instead of a traditional rod and rings.
This resin flower tie-back was the perfect choice. Now to make it the perfect color!
The walls in Lily’s room are a pretty pink with the bedding in shades of pink and purple.
The medallions aka curtain tie-backs are resin and come in traditional wood tones or gold. Not quite the look we were going for.
The first step was a good coat of spray primer.
The brackets got a shot of primer as well.
The medallions were painted with several coats of Velvet Crush acrylic paint by Apple Barrel.
The next step in getting the look I wanted was a white wash.
This was achieved by watering down white acrylic paint…
liberally painting it on…
and then wiping back off the majority of white paint.
I used a dry sponge brush to get the excess white wash out of the crevices.
I kept dabbing and wiping with a scrap of old t-shirt as well as the dry sponge brush until I achieved the look I wanted.
During the process I got a bit carried away and wiped the paint down to the primer on some of the high spots. I touched up some of these spots with more paint but left others as they were because I liked the way it looked.
The medallions were then sprayed with a coat of clear sealer for a subtle shine and to protect the finish. Here you can see where I painted the brackets pink to match the walls.
I LOVE the way these turned out!
The crowning touch for Lily Grace’s Princess Curtains.
And much cuter now that they are all decked out in purple.