We bought a house a few months ago and it has been SO much fun doing projects and making it our own! One of the first things I knew I wanted to do was install a tin ceiling in the guest bedroom. My favorite coffee shop back home in Minnesota had a purple tin ceiling that really made the joint. Our house kind of reminds me of that place- antique/ artsy/ shabby chic. So a tin ceiling was a must. They are so pricey though… who can spend over a grand on a ceiling when there are cats to feed. I decided on a faux technique I found on the internet. Initially, when I ran this by Joe, he looked at me like this…
and said- that’s a project. You have fun with that. Lucky for me, I’ve been known to seize fabulous opportunities when they slap me in the face. Early in the ayem one fine snow day- the fine fella got on board with my plan:) Never underestimate the power of a captive audience- emphasis on captive- hehe:) Here’s what we did:
1. Selected a ceiling to tin. Removed light fixture:
2..Purchased Allen and Roth Paintable Wallpaper, Pattern: Ceiling Tile.
3. Covered the floor in with plastic drop cloths and soaked the prepasted wallpaper using this thingy:
6. Over the next few days- half of the paper fell down- oh dear! We bought a bottle of boarder paste, which is technically used for hanging wallpaper boarders as well as a few tubes of seam repair. This stuff did the trick. Nobody ever said wallpapering a ceiling would be easy- not even me.
7. Next, I ordered some paint off of Ebay. I used Roman’s Paintable Wallpaper Coating in Silver. They used to sell this stuff at Lowe’s, but I believe the product itself has been discontinued. Hence the reason I ordered it off of Ebay. USPS- pay no attention to this blog post… is it legal to mail paint? My guess would be not-so-much, but I’m not totally sure. I applied the paint using a medium texture roller. I ran out of paint and had to order a second can off of Ebay. Nobody ever said this project would be a quick one either!
So- here we are- the final product:
Overall- this was a heckuva project! I might do one more glaze over the top to bring out the detail… we’ll see! For now- I’m happy enough to leave it alone!