DIY Faux Tile Feature Wall

2 Materials
$20
2 Days
Easy

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:

 

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?

23 questions
  • Judy Weismonger
    on Jul 17, 2019

    Where did you get the tin tiles? I looked all over eBay and Amazon and couldn't find them. Thank you

  • Darlene Bingham
    on Jul 19, 2019

    How much square feet does it cover on your wall? Very nicely done!

  • Janet B
    on Jul 19, 2019

    Love it!!!

  • Cathy Magan
    on Jul 20, 2019

    **Can't you save money on tin or metal tiles & buy dollar store aluminium pans w/ the tops & just use the LIDS?? You can glue or paint a design on each lid! Right? Amazon has 25 (9x13) foil pans w/ 25 lids for only 19.99! That's more than enough tin to cover an entry wall & maybe even a backsplash or a tiny ceiling area.

    • Dana
      on Jul 21, 2019

      The stars are cuter

    • Cathy Magan
      on Jul 21, 2019

      YOU can make your OWN STARS ON THEM. Plus, in this project, she paints over the tiles, so no-one can tell if they're Home Depot ($$ ) metal/ tin or

      HOME-Made aluminum lid tops!

      ** ISN'T THE WHOLE IDEA OF THIS SITE IS TO FIND WAYS TO CREATIVELY HACK???**

    • Robyn Garner
      on Jul 22, 2019

      How would you propose making the star impressions so they are 3d?

      I think this could possibly work if you found cheap plastic stars to adhere on top.

  • Jenilynnecook
    on Jul 25, 2019

    Where did you get your tiles?

  • Susan
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Beautiful idea!

    where can the tin squares be purchased? And re they expensive?

    can you message me?

    Susan Crossman

    • Brandi
      on Jul 26, 2019

      Menards carries them, and they are not too bad price wise.

    • Carol
      on Jul 26, 2019

      Lowe's, Home Depot some craft stores

    • Angi
      on Jul 26, 2019

      The prices are dependent on the store you use and the region your store is in.

  • Wanda
    on Jul 26, 2019

    where did you get the tin tile?

    • Joanna
      on Jul 26, 2019

      You can get it at Lowe’s or Home Depot

  • Linda
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Are these the tiles that look like styrofoam? We tried putting them on our ceiling in bedroom and slowly one by one they are falling down. 😩

    • Maria
      on Jul 26, 2019

      Gravity maybe?

    • Justyna
      on Jul 26, 2019

      you did not prep seling correct or used wrong adhesive. we have our ones like 20 years and pairt several time over them

  • Jill
    on Jul 26, 2019

    I love this. And I love your mirror. Where did you get it?

  • Wouldn't it be easier to paint them before you put them up?

  • Marcy Isherwood
    on Jul 26, 2019

    What are tin tiles. I have never seen or heard if them.

    I dont see a resource for them listed.

    I love the mirror, though.

    • Angie
      on Jul 26, 2019

      Google it

    • Angie
      on Jul 26, 2019

      I apologize. The writer asks that we follow the links.

    • Ileana Goderich-Rodriguez
      on Jul 26, 2019

      They have them at Home Depot and at Lowe's. In the tile section. Comes in silver and gold. People use it as a back splash and also put them on their kitchen ceiling which is not my taste. But this idea is fantastic. It looks amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  • Deanna Nasto
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Very cute. I’ve used a different print of this tile on a backsplash and it was great. Your staging of the space is top notch my friend!!! Excellent color combos!! 💕

  • Terresa
    on Jul 26, 2019

    Where do you buy tin tiles?

    • Rita
      on Jul 26, 2019

      You can buy them at Home Depot, Menards or Lowes

    • Kathleen Sherwood
      on Jul 27, 2019

      They are cheaper on ebay than at Lowe's. We did the ceiling in both of our bathrooms.

  • Anne Burroughs Allen
    on Jul 26, 2019

    This is absolutely knockout! If you’re not a professional interior designer, you’re missing your calling! I’d never consider the terra cotta color or the tin tiles-until now. Staging is perfect! Do you have a blog or site?

    • Amanda
      on Jul 27, 2019

      Hi Anne she does have a blog if you look right above the question answer there's a picture of her and some small wording and it says GO press go and you'll go to her blog I don't know the exact website but there is a way to get there from this page

  • Rita
    on Jul 26, 2019

    This is very cute! I think I’m going to do something like this for a backsplash!

  • Nancy
    on Jul 27, 2019

    How to remove paint from concrete porch?

  • Barbara
    on Jul 27, 2019

    Love this do you think this could be done as back splash in kitchen.

  • Barbara
    on Jul 27, 2019

    Love this do you think this could be done as back splash in kitchen.

  • Darrell
    on Jul 27, 2019

    Link for the tiles isn’t working. Where did you get them?

    • Deb Mahre
      on Aug 20, 2019

      HI... I'm also interested in the cute star tile pattern and so....


      After an online search I located this info...

      https://www.americantinceilings.com


      See pattern #36 on the websites handy click-though tile pattern selector at the top of the page.


      Have a great day!

  • Lezlie
    on Aug 2, 2019

    Where are the tiles from?

    • Deb Mahre
      on Aug 20, 2019

      HI... I'm also interested in the cute star tile pattern and so...


      After an online search I located this info...

      https://www.americantinceilings.com


      See pattern #36 on the websites handy click-though tile pattern selector at the top of the page.


      Have a great day!

  • Michelle
    on Aug 22, 2019

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

    • Deb Mahre
      on Aug 23, 2019

      HI...


      After an online search I located this info...

      https://www.americantinceilings.com


      See pattern #36 on the websites handy click-though tile pattern selector at the top of the page.


      Have a great day!

    • Sheila
      on Jan 25, 2020

      Home Depot and Lowes, I found them near the kitchen appliances.

    • Debbie Watts
      on Jan 29, 2020

      I found some at Lowes in the kitchen remodel area

    • 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.

    Valerie

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