Step 4: Peel Off the Stencil and Repeat

peeling off the stencil to reveal a faux ceiling medallion
Photo: Julian Wass
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Gently remove the stencil. No need to clean it; just reposition the stencil on the other side of the fixture, lining it up with the pattern you've created for a seamless circle. Apply two coats of paint, pounce on highlights if you'd like, and remove the stencil. 
Now turn on the light and enjoy.
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