What is a ceiling medallion? Ceiling medallions are used around ceiling lights and fans to give a decorative look or to cover ceiling damage from things such as when a new type of light is installed. You can also install a ceiling medallion plug and use the medallion alone or as a a group for wall decoration. The plug could be left out and the medallion used as a frame.
Here is one type of ceiling medallion purchased in plain white and made from polyurethane.
Here is the same medallion style after painting
For this look I sprayed the medallion with Rustoleum Universal Oil Rubber Bronze Spray Paint. After the spray paint dried I painted over the leaves with a metallic copper craft paint.
This ceiling medallion look was created by spraying the medallion with Rustoleum Universal Spray Paint Black Satin. After the paint dried I painted over the black with Martha Stewart Living Precious Metals Paint in Mirror Glass. I intentionally left some of the black showing for the antique look. If you cover the black paint more than you like, after the metallic paint has dried just wipe on some black water based paint over the top and wipe off as desired to leave some of the black paint in the crevices.