Tin Ceiling Tutorial
Adding character to your ceilings using rusted Barn tin!
I often joke that Rust is my favorite color. And when we decided to cover up the nasty, 1968 original, 2% asbestos containing (don’t even get me started) popcorn ceiling, I KNEW I wanted to use rusted tin somewhere.
Step 1: Find your ceiling joists. This is what you are going to be screwing your tin sheets into, so first, you need to find them. This can be done with a stud finder or by using a drill.
Step 2: Mark your ceiling joists. Once you have gone down the side of the room and have located your joists, you will need to use chalk to mark them. This will be important so that as you move across the room, you can still see where you will need to secure the material.
Step 3: Install the tin. As you begin to install the material, some pieces will need to be cut to fit. Similar to flooring, you may have a light fixture, a ceiling vent or a corner to deal with. We used tin snips for ours, but there are many other tools that would work as well. Once you have the cuts completed and the piece is fitted, you attach it to the ceiling joists using Self-Tapping metal screws. Any type of screw should do, but the self-tapping ones make it significantly easier to drill through the metal itself.
And that, my friends, is all there is to it! Our ceilings are always a topic of conversation and I absolutely loved using an unconventional material in our renovation. Design doesn’t have to be boring. It doesn’t have to fit inside of the walls of the “box”.
It can be fun and unexpected. Most of all, it can be YOU. After all, you're the one who lives there. You are the one who should enjoy your Home.
So, step outside the “box” friends and let your creativity loose!
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