Step 2: Mark the Design

hand marking design on wood floor in preparation for painting medallion
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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Mark and tape the inside and outside borderlines. Then make a compass with a small nail, a string, and a pencil. Tap the nail into the center point and draw the diameter of the largest circle so that it touches the painted border. Then draw the inside border of that circle, 1½ inches smaller. Draw the 2-foot-diameter center circle and the smaller corner circles.

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    Tools List

    • paintbrush
      1½-inch natural-bristle paintbrush
    • Pencil and string, to mark design
    • cleaning rag
      Rag, to clean up any mistakes

    Shopping List

    1. Oil-based paint

    2. Satin polyurethane

    3. 150-grit sandpaper