Project for these tin tiles

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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 mind...now wondering what I can do with them. One lady on Hometalk covered her dishwasher, but I don't want to do that.
q project ideas for tin tiles, repurposing upcycling, tiling
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  • WindingCreekCreations 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 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 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 Moxie on Jun 21, 2015
    Picture frame (cut out section)

  • Laura 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 Louise on Jun 21, 2015
    Sell them on eBay. Will your seller not take them back?

    • Janet Glabas Janet Glabas on Jun 21, 2015
      @Louise Thanks for the idea, but I want to keep them til I find a good use for them.

  • 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 Cat1786735 on Jun 21, 2015
    If you have enough, why not make a "tin" ceiling.

  • CK 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 Rbl1826690 on Jun 21, 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 22, 2015
    ABC and LDT catalogs look them up they have lots of neat products

  • MELODY MELODY on Jun 23, 2015
    I have tin tiles on the back of kitchen island & backsplash.

  • Tonia 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 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 09, 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.