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.
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.