Old Tin Ceiling Panel

A friend and I were scouting around my favorite junk store when we noticed a woman (it was hard not to notice – she was making a ton of noise!) rifling through a stack of large tin ceiling panels.  They were propped up against the wall, all about the same size, some in better shape than others.  All of them were aged beautifully, but some had big holes or really ragged edges.  I wish, wish, wish I had a picture of the whole stack – it was great!

Each piece was pretty big (about 2′ x 4′) and not easy to handle.  Old tin = sharp corners!  So after she took what she could carry to the check-out, I started rifling through the stack as well.  I found a beauty!

I wanted to hang it on the wall, so Kevin attached a piece of plywood to the back.  He added two eye-hooks and some wire, and it was ready to hang!

Don’t you love how perfectly it’s aged?  Chipped paint and rust – what more could a girl ask for?

Once it was hung, I dressed it up with a cute little coffee filter wreath that I copied from Sharyl at the Little Brown House, and….  love!

For $5 and minimal effort I have a pretty cool piece of art – and history!

btw – I just read Sharyl’s post from today – she has made a decision to step away from blogging for a while!  Her posts always make me laugh – I’ll miss her!

Much love…


Linking to Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures…
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  1. Wow, nice score. Most people would spend a few hours trying to make it look like this!

  2. I have a few of these old tiles and they are fabulous! Your white chippy one is perfect having over that cute little desk – a definite statement piece!

    Next time, be sure you are up to date on your tetnus shots!

    • lol – you are so right about the shots! (That and the lead that I am sure is in the paint!) This one is a hazard!

  3. I love this!!! I really like the wreath on the panel!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! What a great piece you came up with! And thanks so much for the link back to me – I am still sad about having to give up my blog, but am thinking it will not be forever ;-)

    • Sharyl – oh my! Thank you so much! How awesome that you stopped by!!! I so loved your posts – always entertaining!!! (And obviously I loved your ideas and creations too! :)) I really do hope that you’re not gone too long, but enjoy your time off!

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