Dress Up Your Ceilings With Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles

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Have you ever been in a house built in the early 1900's that had the original pressed tin ceilings? My great grandmother had them in her bathroom and I remember being fascinated by her "fancy" ceiling even though the metal tiles were rusted and chippy. Did you know you can buy faux tin ceiling tiles at a fraction of the cost of the real thing that are incredibly easy to put up? We installed some in our small half bathroom and I just love how it adds a vintage flair to our new room. To read all the details along with where to find the best deals on the products we used, head on over to my blog: https://www.simplicityinthesouth.com/how-to-install-faux-tin-ceiling-tiles-bathroom/

BEFORE- We started off with a blank space when we added a downstairs half bath room. My vision for the new bathroom was to incorporate materials that would have been original to our home built in 1915.

Since the panels are plastic, they work well on ceilings in areas that get high humidity such as bathrooms with showers. Since they aren't real tin metal tiles, you don't have to worry about them rusting.

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  • Christina Christina on Apr 14, 2019

    How do you take them down without ruining the ceiling?

  • Jill Jenkins Jill Jenkins on Apr 14, 2019

    Where did you find these for 2$ a sq ft? They’re very expensive around here. The cheapest I’ve found is amazon. 13$ for one 18x24 piece.

  • Chrissy-Lou Chrissy-Lou on Apr 15, 2019

    You did a beautiful job. I had a thought, though- wouldn’t the pockets behind the plastic in a steamy bathroom be a breeding ground for mold? I live in the South. Mold loves our humidity. Is there something you could treat it with first?

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  • Tina Kull Tina Kull on May 20, 2019

    I love it! We have a 100+ year old house and have been considering ceiling treatments. I appreciate that you included stores and online sources for the best pricing.

    Answering another comment, you can get moisture retardant paint to use on the ceiling drywall before hanging these panels.

  • Joan Myhre Joan Myhre on May 26, 2019

    Beautiful! I love this idea! May have to try it when it will work for the space we're doing!