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Topic: Tin Celing Tiles

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    drakekelbel
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    Hi, I've recently acquired some old tin ceiling tiles. What are some suggestions for things to do with them? Also, some are painted white and not terribly chippy. Is there any way to distress them some more? How do you clean them? And finally, do you put a sealer/topcoat on them before use, if so, what do you use? Sorry for all the questions, but I'm a newbie at all this.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. Ohh, ceiling tiles are one of my favorite things to work with.
    I've got a whole page of ideas here.
    http://www.robomargo.com/tin.html
    Enjoy
    Margo

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. Oh and to answer your questions. You can rub in some stain or dry brush another color of paint to make them look older. I seal with a spray laquer, whatever brand is cheapest.
    Margo

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. very jealous!! I love old ceiling tins and wish I could find more of them... robolady always has great ideas! Wish I could find enough tins to make ALL the projects!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. i like tins so much.... we just used a lot of them making flowers and words... see on my blog www.magpiecottage.blogspot.com
    also we use a lot for the fronts of counters....and have tons for sale too....
    ann
    www.greenoakantiques,com

    Posted 5 years ago #
  6. momlvcntrt

    momlvcntrt
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    rhis is a pic of a ceiling tin

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    Posted 5 years ago #
  7. momlvcntrt

    momlvcntrt
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    i love this thing it is hanging in my bedroom

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    gigi
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    if i knew where you lived momlvcntrt..i'd have to steal that piece of art!! love it...was eyeballing it, when you posted it on another section!!!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  9. I'm so jealous! I love them,too, but I have never seen any anywhere! But one day I noticed Home Depot had some reproductions really cheap. If you wanted to "fake it" you could try them.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  10. I've also found that they're pretty hard to come by. You won't find them by the side of the road like you might with windows or doors. I have seen a few from time to time at an antiques mall. But when I really wanted some I went to a local salvage yard. They had piles of them, but they were pricey (for me, anyways) and not in the greatest shape so I just bought a couple of them. Wish they were easier to get, they hold so many great project possibilities.

    Midge

    Posted 5 years ago #
  11. I have been looking for tin ceiling tiles for a project I have in mind. I've found nothing in the price range I feel I can afford. I may have to check out Home Depot, and the salvage yard. I'm all ears for more ideas!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  12. crafty-lady

    crafty-lady
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    i just dumpster dived 4 of them. they have been in a fire but cleaned up just fine. i just put them in my flea market booth. if you can just find scraps they make cute birdhouse roofs too!!!

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    gigi
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    just asking cuz i do not know :)

    can "faux" tin ceiling tiles be made using old roofing tin...you know the rippled kind and use a ball hammer to flatten the crappers out of it and press in a design, paint-stain?? :)

    or....remember the thin, flat, flexible copper looking sheets of stuff they had us use in art class....where you took a wooden dowel-like pencil and rubbed your design into the back of it...filled it with a (cement...lol) actually plaster and let it dry and attached it to wood and stained it? i bet that would work...but paint the front prior to adding a stain to age.

    what do you ladies think....would either work...i'd say the second idea would be easiest...or am i just up too doggone early this morning, low on caffeine and thinking "crazy"?? lol :)

    and by the way...it is just too tramatic for me to look at this site....because i drool over and want that tin creation that momlvnctrt has posted earlier on in this section!!!

    Posted 5 years ago #

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