DIY Faux Tile Feature Wall

2 Materials
2 Days

A few month ago i decided to rent a studio with another blogger. Its been great and probably the best decision Ive made so far. Its been so fun decorating the space. A few weeks ago I decided to create a feature wall in my entrance area. . I've always loved the look of a tile feature wall - but as I rent the studio I couldn't commit to something that long term. Instead I chose to create the wall using tin tiles. Here are a few of my other renter friendly ideas .

Here is a before of the space

These are the tin tiles I used. I updated them with paint. Below is a list of the materials I used:

- Gloss or Matt paint

- 6 x Five point Star Tin tile

- Foam Brush

- Paint tray

- Primer paint (white)

- Fine grit Sanding block

- Nails

- Hammer

- Garden gloves for safety reasons (optional)

- Clear varnish (optional)



How to:

  • Lay the tiles on a flat surface.
  • Ligthly sand

Apply primer to help the paint stick and leave to dry.

Once the primer is dry, then apply the top paint coats with a foam roller. You can apply up to two coats

Next add a little interest. to see how I did that.

Finally seal with varnish and install the panels to the wall!

Visit my blog at link below for all the sources of the products in this picture.

Suggested materials:

  • Glue  (amazon)
  • Nails  (amazon)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 23 questions
  • Michelle
    on Aug 22, 2019

    I would love to try this project, but I cannot find tin sheets; where did you find yours?

    • Michelle Jaques
      on Feb 19, 2020

      I have never seen the stars. I have seen the tin ceiling pattern which I also love. They are $20 for one sheet...Yikes!

  • Monica Bunton
    on Jan 27, 2020

    Most landlords however, wouldn’t let you do something to their walls. Had you gotten approval?

  • Laura
    on Feb 17, 2020

    How did you attach them to the wall?

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  • Allyson
    on Feb 14, 2020

    I absolutely Love This!!! It looks so great!

    This addresses so many of my concerns,

    an uneven drywall surface due to someone’s previous wallpaper removal having ripped off chunks of the drywall paper, and more.

    This is great, so professional looking.

  • Valerie Stuermer-Walker
    on Feb 17, 2020

    Where did that fabulous pillow come from? I would love to have one.


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