Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Faux White Tin Tile Kitchen Ceiling Is Finished!!

Oh my goodness!!! It completes the look of my farmhouse kitchen!!

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I can't begin to tell you how absolutely thrilled I am with the outcome!!!

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My hubs and I took our time and completed it in two weekends. Actually, if we did it straight through, it would have taken only two days.

For the record, my sweet hubs did most of the work. I just assisted and drove him absolutely insane.

You know... my usual. ((giggle))

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The one issue my sweet hubs had was when four corner tiles had to overlap. The corners looked bulky.
Leave it to my wonderful, OCD hubs to come up with this neat trick. But it does take a steady hand.

He cut two tiny squares (underneath the top tile) of the four overlapped tiles. This reduced the bulkiness in the corners allowing them to lay smoothly. Does that make sense?

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I purchased the faux tin tiles from Home Depot. I purchased the polystyrene crown molding from Lowes. I also followed the manufacturer's directions and used Loctite Power Grab Heavy Duty Adhesive to insure proper adhesion.

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Here's a few more photos taken with regular soft incandescent lighting.

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So if you have an outdated, groovy ceiling like this...

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With a little hard work, you can transform it into a classic, timeless look like this!

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I'm not going to sugar coat it. It was a little difficult cutting around the perimeter especially since we had many angles. But it was worth it!!
Maybe not to my sweet hubs, but to me it was!!
(I am always roping him into our my home improvement projects without his knowledge.) ((hee hee))

He told me no more home improvement projects until next year. I agreed with a cheesy grin and my fingers crossed behind my back.

You see, we have a small powder room off our kitchen and I just so happen to have enough leftover tiles to do the ceiling. YaY!!!

"Oh sweetheart... Guess what???!!!!"

:> )


Penny said...

Your ceiling looks fabulous!! You two are so ambitious....wish we were as talented and motivated around here! Enjoy your farmhouse kitchen...it's wonderful!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh my - the ceiling looks fabulous!

Dixie Redmond said...

You are my get-it-done inspiration!

bayrayschild said...

All I can think to say is... WOW!

You and hubs are inspirational and I love it!



Primitive Stars said...

Love love love the tin ceiling, looks amazing. Great job,Francine.

Carol Roll said...

It looks so beautiful, straight out of a magazine! Great job!!

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