Adding characteristic and charm to your home can be easily achieved with antique and architectural materials. In my home I personalized spaces with repurposed vintage tin ceiling wall decor.
This vintage tin ceiling piece was purchased many years ago at an antiques fair. The tag had a notation that the tin came from an 1899 home in Dublin, GA. At one time I loved the jewel tones that the artist painted on the tin, but over time my tastes have changed. Also, there was a high-gloss finish on top that created a shiny spot from any lighting.
Time for an updated look
I am a firm believer in the fact that if you own something you can do with it whatever you like. In this instance I feel like I’m really taking it back to more of its original finish.
Two years ago I did this with a much larger piece and I loved the new finish. You can read the tutorial HERE.
All this needed was one good coat of creamy white chalk type paint.
After it was completely dry I added a small amount of dark paste wax. The detailed areas are where the wax looked best because it highlighted the artistry of the pressed tin work.
Personally, I think this looks so much better.
Plus the fact that this is no longer in a box in the garage. This gorgeous piece of history is being proudly displayed in my home again.
When I do my kitchen makeover this painted vintage ceiling tin will be part of the wall decor.
Some of my ancestors were born in Dublin, GA. I wonder if this ceiling tin could have been in one of their homes? You never know 🙂