Tin ceiling tiles are ornate and timeless. They come in a variety of colors, patterns, and materials, and they don’t have to be used only as a “fifth wall” alternative! Tin ceiling tiles can be used for decor projects in the home, like backsplashes and barn doors. However, if you don’t have a weekend to dedicate to a larger project, there are tons of other ways to use tin ceiling panels for a quick DIY project that will add some visual interest to your home. Here is a quick look at some DIY tin ceiling tile projects:
A Tin Ceiling Headboard
Juxtaposed to the soft material of bed linens, the texture of a pressed tin headboard creates a focal point in the bedroom. Is your style clean and modern? Affix standalone reproduction tiles in a shiny gunmetal or platinum finish to plasterboard for a minimalist look. Do you like rustic and earthy decor? Re-stain an old door and secure worn vintage tiles to the panels for that farmhouse feel. Pressed tin is extremely versatile and will fit into any decor.
Approx Project Time: a Saturday afternoon.
Tin Tile or Corrugated Metal Cabinetry
Pie safes are valuable antiques that have a beautiful rustic look reminiscent of life on the farm. In fact, these pieces are so coveted right now that they can get quite expensive to buy, recreation or vintage, so why not make your own? If you have an old sideboard or cabinet lying around (or if you can find one at the flea market), simply cover the central door panels with tin tiles or pre-cut corrugated metal. Leave the wood as is or stain it – your choice. You can also affix metal tiles to the panels of your kitchen cabinetry to add some visual interest.
Approx Project Time: A couple hours
A pressed tin planter is a great way to bring a little industrial infusion (and nature!) into your home. They don’t take long to make either, especially if you already have a square shaped planter that will fit the tin tiles. All you have to do is wrap the box in tin, nail down the edges, and fold the top over the lip and secure. Then, just add plants of your choice, and you have a planter that looks great indoors or outdoors.
Approx Project Time: An hour