Dress Up Your Ceilings With Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles

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Have you ever been in a house built in the early 1900's that had the original pressed tin ceilings? My great grandmother had them in her bathroom and I remember being fascinated by her "fancy" ceiling even though the metal tiles were rusted and chippy. Did you know you can buy faux tin ceiling tiles at a fraction of the cost of the real thing that are incredibly easy to put up? We installed some in our small half bathroom and I just love how it adds a vintage flair to our new room. To read all the details along with where to find the best deals on the products we used, head on over to my blog: https://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/how-to-install-faux-tin-ceiling-tiles-bathroom/

BEFORE- We started off with a blank space when we added a downstairs half bath room. My vision for the new bathroom was to incorporate materials that would have been original to our home built in 1915.

Since the panels are plastic, they work well on ceilings in areas that get high humidity such as bathrooms with showers. Since they aren't real tin metal tiles, you don't have to worry about them rusting.

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  • Christina
    on Apr 14, 2019

    How do you take them down without ruining the ceiling?

    • I’d imagine removing them would damage the drywall. Instead of these, you can buy a nail-up panels that are more ridged than the ones we purchased. The nail up panels have to be nailed into furing strips or plywood that’s installed on the ceiling.

  • Jill Jenkins
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Where did you find these for 2$ a sq ft? They’re very expensive around here. The cheapest I’ve found is amazon. 13$ for one 18x24 piece.

    • Cherie
      on May 29, 2019

      the panels are 4'x2', thats 8 sq ft so if the panel is $16 that's 2 bucks a sq ft.

  • Chrissy-Lou
    on Apr 15, 2019

    You did a beautiful job. I had a thought, though- wouldn’t the pockets behind the plastic in a steamy bathroom be a breeding ground for mold? I live in the South. Mold loves our humidity. Is there something you could treat it with first?

    • TB
      on Jun 17, 2019

      when buying these tiles you have to make sure they say safe for bathroom. Most plastic, pvc or resin is bathroom safe.

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  • Tina Kull
    on May 20, 2019

    I love it! We have a 100+ year old house and have been considering ceiling treatments. I appreciate that you included stores and online sources for the best pricing.

    Answering another comment, you can get moisture retardant paint to use on the ceiling drywall before hanging these panels.

  • Joan Myhre
    on May 26, 2019

    Beautiful! I love this idea! May have to try it when it will work for the space we're doing!

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