Repurposed- Using an old barn tin roof and barn wood for a fireplace makeover


We updated an 80's style fireplace by using an old rusty tin roof and barn wood from a torn down barn. We added the rusted tin to the blank wall above the fireplace to add texture and visual interest. We used the barn wood to create a mantel. We also used vintage blue mason jars, old books, globes and other repurposed vintage items to create unique collected bookshelves of treasures. We painted the shelves and bricks with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and then glazed with wood stain to make it look old. You can read more about this project on our blog http://bella-tucker.com/2012/03/fireplace-makeover/ or follow us on Facebook to keep up with our latest projects at http://www.facebook.com/bellatucker
Fireplace makeover by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes using an old rusty tin roof and a barn wood mantle.
Fireplace makeover by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes using an old rusty tin roof and a barn wood mantle.
Fireplace with repurposed tin and barn wood.
Fireplace with repurposed tin and barn wood.
Repurposed accessories and a barn wood mantle.
Repurposed accessories and a barn wood mantle.
Vintage locker basket holds old spindles
Vintage locker basket holds old spindles
Fireplace wall before
Fireplace wall before
Fireplace in progress
Fireplace in progress
Completed fireplace with repurposed items by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes
Completed fireplace with repurposed items by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes
Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes

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  • Tina Heith Beam
    on Dec 22, 2016

    How did you "prepare" the tin for "in-home" use? We are planning to use old roof tin in our new home...everyone wants to know what we are going to put on it? I was just going to clean it?

  • Ver14085168
    on Jan 6, 2017

    Where did you purchase the clock please?

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