Have y’all heard of junk shopping?
Some call it junk-tiquing, others trash to treasure.
It probably should be called “I can’t afford real antiques.”
Call it what you may, but I enjoy it.
I like mixing old things in with new and my bedroom is full of both. Today, I want to talk about old tin. There are so many great ways to use these old ceiling tiles. Here are some great projects using old tin.
I found mine at a flea market for $2-$5 a piece. But don’t let that stop you. You can actually find some great affordable pieces on Ebay (buy old tin) Mine has the original white paint that is now chipping off:
I’ve seen picture frames made from tin and I thought this would make a cool double frame.
Please note: This rusty old tin is sharp!
Please also note: My hubby was very involved with this project.
Please note the above note: I didn’t want to get a boo-boo.
First, cut an X in the center of the tin. We used tin snips, but if you have a jigsaw or dremel saw, they work best. (And let’s just pretend I know what a dremel saw is, shall we?)
Next, carefully pull back the four triangles that make up your X. We used pliers.
My two favorite guys working on a home decor project: Beautiful!
This is what the tin should look like with all four pieces pulled back with pliers. (The picture opening on mine is about 5×5). I just taped pictures to the back of the ‘frame.’
And since I’m putting this unique frame in my bedroom, I thought it should hold a picture of me and my hubby.
When we were 10 years old. (Yes, that is my ‘fro picture).
Aren’t we darling? My kids laugh every time they see it. What is so funny?
I actually have some new stuff in my room too; it’s not all junk. Here’s a short tour.