Asked on Jun 21, 2015

Project for these tin tiles

Janet GlabasBrenda Trout ThompsonMarion Nesbitt


I purchased over 100 of these tin tiles from the ABC catalog. I was going to cover the backsplash of the kitchen wall above counter tops and behind the stove. I changed my wondering what I can do with them. One lady on Hometalk covered her dishwasher, but I don't want to do that.
25 answers
  • WindingCreekCreations
    on Jun 21, 2015

    aside from a back splash or ceiling, I can't think of anything clever. Perhaps on an island? Or you could cover an old table top, perhaps under glass. A half wall somewhere, or a mud room? The laundry area? What about a bathroom or half bath?

    • Carole
      on Jun 21, 2015

      @WindingCreekCreations My first thought was the front of a kitchen island.

  • Linda Santo
    Linda Santo
    on Jun 21, 2015

    Why did you change your mind? My concern would be if you decided you didn't like them why would you want to use them somewhere else? I know you spent money on them-maybe sell, donate or barter?

  • Li'l megs
    Li'l megs
    on Jun 21, 2015

    ...i would so put these on a ceiling to look like a victorian molded ceiling xxxxx or posh wall paneling surrounded by architrave xxxxx

  • Moxie
    on Jun 21, 2015

    Ceilings, cabinet panel fronts, walls or cabinet interiors at fireplace wood storage, decorative wall art (use as background) table top with glass over....anywhere you want the texture : )

  • Moxie
    on Jun 21, 2015

    Picture frame (cut out section)

  • Laura
    on Jun 21, 2015

    I was pretty much going to say what Moxie said above, so let me just add this: try painting/distressing some of them to look aged. It would give your projects a whole new level of interest.

  • Louise
    on Jun 21, 2015

    Sell them on eBay. Will your seller not take them back?

  • Janet Glabas
    Janet Glabas
    on Jun 21, 2015

    Good ideas but if anyone else has used these for anything but a backsplash, please post a pic

  • Judy Maranger
    Judy Maranger
    on Jun 21, 2015

    I actually bought one of these to use as part of an old window I am re-purposing. It is a four-paned window. I took all the glass out, painted and distresssed it. I will put a cork board in one pane, a chalkboard in another, some chicken wire in the third one (which I will use to hang notes with little clothespins) and the fourth window will be the metal sheet. I am going to distress it to look old, and it will serve as a magnetic board. This will be a message center in my kitchen.

  • Cat1786735
    on Jun 21, 2015

    If you have enough, why not make a "tin" ceiling.

  • CK
    on Jun 21, 2015

    Do you want to use them? If not, sell them on a classifieds site or other private venue. My husband often reminds me "Just cuz you have it, doesn't mean you have to use it." ;-)

  • Rbl1826690
    on Jun 22, 2015

    I have mine on my ceiling in the bathroom!

  • Linda Fraser
    Linda Fraser
    on Jun 22, 2015

    How about your front door?

  • Janet Glabas
    Janet Glabas
    on Jun 23, 2015

    ABC and LDT catalogs look them up they have lots of neat products

    on Jun 23, 2015

    I have tin tiles on the back of kitchen island & backsplash.

  • Tonia
    on Jun 23, 2015

    We put some of these on my husbands office ceiling.

  • Ray Phillips
    Ray Phillips
    on Jun 24, 2015

    would make a great looking cealing.

  • Patricia Swinford
    Patricia Swinford
    on Jun 24, 2015

    I have these tin squares on my backsplash in kit in the brass finish they look nice

  • Diena Cameron
    Diena Cameron
    on Jun 27, 2015

    Why not try covering a table top or do a square or rectangle centered on your kitchen ceiling or cover a an old trunk or frame 4, 6 or 9 in a beautiful frame ? I hope that helps you, i wish i had 100 or so, to have to figure out a project for myself, lol. Sounds like you will be having fun in no time. Be sure and post pictures of your project so we can all see what you decided on doing.

  • Kathy
    on Jul 16, 2015

    It would look great on the kitchen ceiling or as an accent wall. Good luck!

  • Joni goularte
    Joni goularte
    on Aug 24, 2015

    I just saw that someone painted the tiles in pretty colors, then framed them for a head board in a guest bedroom.

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt
    on Aug 24, 2015

    Like the idea of using them on the ceiling.

  • Brenda Trout Thompson
    Brenda Trout Thompson
    on Oct 9, 2015

    would you consider selling them? I would like them as a back splash.

  • Janet Glabas
    Janet Glabas
    on Oct 10, 2015

    Yes but they are small tin squares and they were expensive, but Lowes sells sheets that look like tin that are easier to work with......check them out first.

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