Our inspiration from Tin Barn Market
Any excuse I have to get together with friends and DIY, I'm there! So last week my crafting twin Lisa and I gathered supplies and set to work. A while back we had seen a piece of art and our local fave "Tin Barn Market" using a vintage tin ceiling panel and some barnboard. It looked cool and rustic and caught out eye. I then remembered that at my work ( Sanctuary Paint and Decor) we had some left over faux tin panels. My boss was kind enough to donate them to the crafting cause, Lisa had stain and glue, we both had a collection of paint and then we split the cost on a few pieces of wood. We were ready to operate sorry but we do take this very seriously! Not really! Here's a quick break down. . . .
We had to cut the wood into pieces to build the frames with mitred corners. I kindly volunteered my husband Steve to help with this. Thanks Steve! I did cut one piece here's the evidence! Lisa can vouch for me!!
The panels came in 18 x 24 rectangles but we cut them down to 18 x 18 squares and then tried out the frames.
Next we stained the wood and left them to dry
Then we painted the panels using a variety of colours, trying to mimic an aged patined look. Here are the finished results! Another fun and successful project done spending time with a great friend. Priceless!
Tin panels can be found all over, people have used them on the ceilings as intended but also as back splashes, counter facing and art as we have. What do you think of these ? Finding an original vintage tin tile would be great but if not you can make your own and use them creatively with a few supplies and some imagination! DIY rules!